Guiding Questions When Reading
Apr 2, 2023 01:02 · 123 words · 1 minute read
Here are some useful set of questions you can ask yourself when reading something:
- Who is speaking or writing?
- What is their point of view or perspective?
- What ideas and information are presented and how were they obtained?
- Are there unsupported assertions?
- Are relevant reasons or evidence provided?
- Is the method used to find the evidence sound? (e.g. with regard to sample size or control group where statistical significance is claimed)
- Is the evidence correct or valid?
- What assumptions have been made?
- What is fact and what is opinion?
- What are the implicit and explicit values?
- Are there unreasonable generalisations?
- What has been omitted?
- How were the conclusions reached?
- Are the conclusions reasonable?
- What other perspectives or points of view could there be?