This book suggests a path for critical thinking that seeks answers to the following questions:
- What are the observations and the conclusion?
- What is the reasoning behind the conclusions?
- What words, phrases, or data are ambiguous in the observations?
- What are the value conflicts and assumptions inherent in the rationale?
- Are there any fallacies in the reasoning?
- How good is the evidence, and are it's sources trustworthy?
- Are there possible rival causes for the evidence which could lead to an alternative conclusion?
- Are the statistics deceptive?
- Is the confidence level of the assertions adequately articulated?
- What significant information is omitted?
- What reasonable conclusions are therefore possible?
- What are the risks associated with those conclusions?