Read the following fictitious speech by Dale Gribble. Then respond to the short answer questions using complete sentences and correct grammar, spelling,
and punctuation. Be sure to refer to the week’s readings for support in your responses! Include an APA style citation for any resources used below your
1. Does Dale provide an informal or formal inductive argument? Why?
2. Does the sample size that Dale discusses logically lead to his conclusions? Why or why not?
3. Are the generalizations that Dale makes accurate based upon the sample size and confidence level? Why or why not?
4. Are the analogous arguments that Dale makes accurate based upon the sample size and confidence level? Why or why not?
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I am a new homeowner and let me tell you – it is always work! I am a professor of
mathematics and statistics and that is how I filter everything. I had a hypothesis about
German cockroaches that recently infested my Florida house.
I have a hypothesis that I tested. I wondered if every cockroach infesting my house
was a German cockroach, or another type of cockroach. I concluded that approximately
70% of the cockroaches that infested my house were German cockroaches. How did I
arrive at that conclusion? I consulted the Florida Department of Agriculture and learned
that 50% of the cockroaches in Florida are German cockroaches and 70% of the
cockroaches found in Pasco County, Florida, (where I live) are German cockroaches as
well. I then generalized that nearly all of the cockroaches in Pasco County, Florida, are
German Cockroaches. I also counted 10 cockroaches, of the tens of thousands infesting
my house, and I noted that 7 of the 10 cockroaches were German cockroaches.
My cockroach infestation is analogous to the Great Rattle Snake Infestation of 2010.
Eastern Diamondback Rattle Snakes infested my subdivision that year. There were
10,000 snakes located and killed- and 9,990 of them were Eastern Diamondback Rattle
Snakes. Both infestations were similar and nearly every one of the invaders was of one