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Observations VS Inferences In-class

Submitted by mparkllan on Fri, 02/16/2018 - 13:58

It can sometimes be difficult to distinguish observations from inferences and other times they couldn't be farther apart. I can observe the fact that a person on the freeway might be driving a bright red Camero but I cannot infer that they usually drive over the speed limit unless I observe something else that could lead me to that conclusion. In these situations, the observation is more like a concrete fact or an accurate description while an inference is always a guess at what that observation could mean as it relates to previous observations.