Week 7 Discussion 1
“Types of Evidence” Please respond to the following:
- Consider the difference between empirical scientific evidence and anecdotal evidence. Explain which is considered more useful to the study of public policy and state why.
- Using the e-Activity, identify 2-3 policies of your choice and discuss which type of evidence is most appropriate for the policies you identified.
Week 7 eActivity
Visit the Policy Almanac ( http://www.policyalmanac.org/ )and explore various policy issues of interest to to you.
Visit The White House Briefing Room to read “FACT SHEET: The President’s Framework for Shared Prosperity and Shared Fiscal Responsibility” dated April 13, 2011 at http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/04/13/fact-sheet-presidents-framework-shared-prosperity-and-shared-fiscal-resp.
Week 7 Discussion 2
“Creating Arguments” Please respond to the following:
- Using one of the policies listed in Discussion 7.1, create one of each of the following (for a total of four arguments):
- Normative argument
- Positive argument
- Anecdote argument
- Evidence argument