ADHD : a case study in fallacy
Tait, Gordon (2008) ADHD : a case study in fallacy. In Proceedings of AARE 2008 International Education Conference : Changing Climates : Educatrion for Sustainable Futures, AARE, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland.
This paper has two central purposes: the first is to survey some of the more important examples of fallacious argument, and the second is to examine the frequent use of these fallacies in support of the psychological construct: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The paper divides twelve familiar fallacies into three different categories—material, psychological and logical—and contends that advocates of ADHD often seem to employ these fallacies to support their position. It is suggested that all researchers, whether into ADHD or otherwise, need to pay much closer attention to the construction of their arguments if they are not to make truth claims unsupported by satisfactory evidence, form or logic.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Additional Information:||The proceedings of this conference can be freely accessed via the conference organiser's website (see Official URL)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2008 Gordon Tait|
|Deposited On:||27 Nov 2009 09:13|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 00:06|
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