ERIC Number: EJ1083372
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
When Does an Argument Use a Generic Example?
Yopp, David A.; Ely, Rob
Educational Studies in Mathematics, v91 n1 p37-53 Jan 2016
We offer criteria that an observer can use to determine whether an argument that uses an example to argue for a general claim appeals to that example generically. We review existing literature on generic example and note the strengths of each contribution, as well as inconsistencies among uses of the term. We offer several examples from the literature and our own data to develop and illustrate criteria for assessing whether an example is used generically.
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Persuasive Discourse, Literature Reviews, Teaching Methods, Models
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
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