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Inductive & Deductive Reasoning

Inductive Reasoning

Deductive Reasoning

  • Deduction and Induction
    This site describes deduction and induction as “top-down” and “bottom-up” approaches to reasoning and includes helpful illustrations.
  • Deductive Reasoning
    This resource includes a description, example and discussion of deductive reasoning.
  • Academic Success Center: Inductive vs. Deductive Reasoning
    This resource examines how different instructors may have deductive or inductive orientations and the ways in which this influences their teaching styles.
  • Deductive Reasoning (film clip)
    In this film clip, a puzzling situation is resolved when students and the sports or musical instruments they play match up.