A practical blueprint for constructive conflict resolution Argumentation: The Art of Civil Advocacy teaches students the principles of argumentation as a practical way to engage in interpersonal and public deliberation. Authors Larry Underberg and Heather Norton offer a unique approach for creating civil discourse by encouraging students to consider how they argue with others to enhance or diminish opportunities for future dialogue. A variety of everyday examples are provided in the text to demonstrate how well-reasoned argumentation can strengthen communities and create productive citizenship. Students gain a better understanding for the situations, environments, and relationships that form the context for an advocate, and how those factors can influence discourse. Instructors, sign in at study.sagepub.com/Underberg for test banks, PowerPoint® slides, and more!

Types and Tests of Evidence

Types and Tests of Evidence

Now that you have an idea of the reasons for using outside support and a basic understanding of some of the factors influencing evidence quality, it is time to turn our attention to the most frequently utilized sources of support: examples, statistics, and testimony. Keep in mind that there is no single type of evidence that is inherently superior to the others. The type of support you choose should suit you, the audience, forum, subject, and situation. It is often helpful to utilize a variety of support types when making your case.


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