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Analyzing Research information

March 23, 2016 | Author: | Posted in environmental issues, nature

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Appendix C

Research Analysis Form

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Article 1 : Information Source Reference Information : HYPERLINK “http /www :deathpenaltyinfo .org /article .php ?scid 45 did 539 http /www :deathpenaltyinfo .org /article .php ?scid 45 did 539

The Death Penalty in Black and White : Who Lives , Who Dies , Who Decides Briefly state the main idea of this source or article . The article is based on two studies that show major racial disparities between all capital crimes and non-whites convicted of those crimes

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facts that the author uses to support the main idea . Defendant has 4 higher chance of death penalty if non-white

Key decision makers in cases are 98 white

Non-white defendant is more likely to get death penalty if victim was white

How credible is this source or article ? Explain . This was a very credible source based on two scientific studies with many resources

What rhetorical devices does the author use ? How effective is the use of the devices ? The authors used persuasion based on facts . This was very effective because the facts spoke well for themselves

List any examples of bias , fallacies , or faulty reasoning that you found in the source or article . There appears to be little bias although this site is clearly anti-death penalty . It is a scientific study so it is difficult to argue . However , there was no attempt to balance the other side of the argument

Is the author ‘s argument good /bad , valid /invalid , or strong /weak Explain . This was a strong argument based on scientific facts gathered in the judicial system by both white and non-white jurists

Are any non-factual issues addressed ? Is moral , legal , or aesthetic reasoning included ? Explain . Not that this author could find Article 2 : Information Source Reference Information : HYPERLINK “http /www .msnbc .msn .wm /id /135447 ” http /www .msnbc .msn .wm /id /135447 /June 26 , 2006 Supreme Court upheld States Rights to Death Penalty Laws by 5-4 vote with Justice Alito Breaking Tie .Briefly state the main idea of this source or article . States that if Justice O ‘Connor had still been on bench , this could have gone the other way . Alito broke the tie

List three important facts that the author uses to support the main idea . Overturns Kansas Supreme Court decision that the death penalty violates the 8th Amendment against cruel and unusual punishment

The new Supreme Court has power and is using it

This gives states more power to decide on death penalty laws

How credible is this source or article ? Explain . Credible , they reported the law as they saw it

What rhetorical devices does the author use ? How effective is the use of the devices ? Reported the news , no real rhetoric

List any examples of bias , fallacies , or faulty reasoning that you found in the source or article . This was equal reporting , both sides were quoted

Is the author ‘s argument good /bad , valid /invalid , or strong /weak Explain . Just straight reporting

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