# Date: August 28, 2014 Page: Table of Contents p.1 W.O.D: Last 5 pages Warm-ups: Front Cover W.O.D: Inference – The act of reasoning and drawing conclusions.

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Date: August 28, 2014 Page: Table of Contents p.1 W.O.D: Last 5 pages Warm-ups: Front Cover W.O.D: Inference – The act of reasoning and drawing conclusions from facts and observable evidence. Question: Infer is going to happen to the apartment buildings based on your observations of the photo above. Question

Observation (define in your notes) Using one or more of the 5 senses to gather information A noting and recording of…. FACTS!!! It’s done during data collection.

Make three observations:

Inferences Logical interpretation based upon prior knowledge and experience. Inferences are made during a conclusion.

Make an Inference

Take a good look at this picture

Answer the following questions. Are there cars parked on the sides of the road? What color is the pickup truck driving in the road? Any minivans around? What does the blue/green sign say? What's the speed limit? Are there any pedestrians on the road?

Are there cars parked on the sides of the road? Yes What color is the pickup truck driving in the road? Blue Any minivans around? Yes What does the blue/green sign say? Yard Sale What's the speed limit? 35mph Are there any pedestrians on the road? No

Make an inference about the picture:

Qualitative Observation Observations that are descriptive and usually can’t be counted.

Make qualitative observations.

Quantitative Observation Observations expressed as numbers. You may have to count it or measure it.

What are some quantitative observations you could make at this location?

Reflection: Is the following an observation or an inference? “Looking at this class and your notebooks so far, everyone will get an “A.”

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