Chapter

Abductive Reasoning

Jon Kolko

in Exposing the Magic of Design

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780199744336
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894710 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744336.003.0004

Series: Human Technology Interaction Series

Abductive Reasoning

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This chapter explains how abductive reasoning works, comparing and contrasting this form of logic with both deductive and inductive logic. It is then described in the context of creative problem solving, illustrating how designers can work from incomplete data to produce new ideas.

Keywords: abductive logic; deductive logic; inductive logic

Chapter.  1653 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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