Inductive reasoning, a way of thinking that makes sense of things by making specific observations and then drawing broad conclusions based on those observations, is a great way to come to a probable conclusion. Ask three simple questions of the evidence you’re using to back up your conclusion, and you can see if your argument is supported by inductive reasoning.
- Is the evidence sufficient?
- Does the evidence reflect the characteristics of all the individuals involved?
- Is the evidence relevant to your topic?