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Course Detail

PHD-QMA-100 - Critical Thinking

Audience: PhD students

This workshops will help postgraduate research students develop their logical argumentation and analysis skills.

Keywords: argumentation skills, analytical skills


This session may be recorded. If the recording is to be made available after the fact (e.g. via QMPlus) we will announce this at the beginning of the session.

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By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify common logical fallacies in academic and popular writing (both in their own work and in that of others)
  • Understand some of the reasons why such fallacious reasoning occurs and is persuasive and what the consequences can be
  • Develop a grounding for a critical reading and thinking approach

Provided by: Researcher Development


Date: Wednesday 17 February 2021

Venue: Scape 0.15, ME, Scape, Mile End

Time: 10:00 - 13:00


  • Prof G Davis