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Medtalk The thought process behind an action. See Case-based reasoning, Symbolic reasoning.
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The making of judgments or drawing of conclusions based on evidence, education, experience, training, and/or personal biases.
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Patient discussion about reasoning

Q. What could be the reason? I do go for exercise but the result is not satisfactory to me although I followed good diet, timing etc. What could be the reason?

A. can you list in detail here what you do, what you eat? etc? Your successes and failures? Then we can help you a bit more. Maybe you have plateaued and need to change things up.

Q. What the reasons to the migraine?

A. A migraine headache has many triggers- among which are different foods (cheese, red wine), drinking coffee or caffeine containing beverages, lack of sleep, smoking, drinking alcohol, exposure to strong noise and more. There is also a genetic factor, and you see migraine more in people whose relatives suffer from it too.

Q. what do you think the reason would be? As per the latest statistics that 2 out of 150 kids born in the U.S. has autism, and the incidence rate is increasing, what do you think the reason would be?

A. The actual statistics is not 2 out of 150. It is 1 out of 150. I don't think autism is increasing, I think more children are being labeled as autistic - the condition is more well known than it was 20 years ago.

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(12) The same reasoning applies to Belief with even greater force: it is also true, and clearly fails to play the right roles to be an objective reason for her to take the pill.
'there is no gap, no extra step in reasoning between believing that the case for the truth of the proposition is conclusive and believing the proposition' (38)
Another focused on developing reasoning strategies to discern patterns in series of letters and words.
This principle creates the basis for utilizing cases to generate solutions, and it is used extensively in everyday, common sense reasoning. The process of problem solving that includes analysis, evaluation, synthesis, and conceptualization, produces better judgment and decision-making.
In any event, the absence of reasoned decisions leaves the parties (and the industry) in the position of having paid a small fortune for a decision that is devoid of any reasoning that could be used as a guide to avoid future disputes.
Inductive reasoning is also the basis of the epistemological appeal of the Qur'an.
Argumentative knowledge construction is also based on scientific-analytical reasoning (e.g., the research for causalities, the evaluation of statistical data and their underlying representativity).
I chose these activities with the classroom teacher and the research assistant for their potential to encourage reasoning, although not all of them turned out to do so.
Our shared criticism was that radical secularism and radical religious fundamentalism share a comparable logic of either/or: the dichotomous reasoning that enables individuals to imagine that they each, somehow, conceive of the whole of things on heaven and earth and that, whatever they believe to be true of this whole is true, while its contrary is false.
Hampton also mounts a powerful attack on naturalist attempts to reduce all practical reasoning to instrumental reasoning and to account for the latter naturalistically.
Although Clarks involved only interest, the reasoning should apply to contingent attorney fees as well.
Are we delivering on our promises of improved access, more reasonable cost, and more dependable health care services?" Too many answer "No." One reason is the failure to use a powerful tool, ethical reasoning. Omitting it from the decision-making process is one form of ethical immaturity; failing to recognize the difference between ethical reasoning and making moral judgments is another.