Ecological Fallacy: Definition & Example


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What is the basis for a logical argument?

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1. Consider the following logical argument: If all cats are mammals, and Seymour is a cat, then what can we conclude?

2. Which of these is an example of an ecological fallacy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will reveal your knowledge of ecological fallacies, test your understanding of them and help you study the related lesson. All of the questions on these resources are in multiple-choice format.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you will be quizzed on the following:

  • The results of an argument
  • Why an ecological fallacy is false
  • The basis for a logical argument
  • Interpreting examples of logical arguments
  • Identifying a sample ecological fallacy

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the basis and the results of an argument
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about examples of arguments and fallacies
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the validity of ecological fallacies and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about ecological fallacies and why they are false, review the lesson called Ecological Fallacy: Definition & Example. The lesson will cover the following areas:

  • Definition of an ecological fallacy
  • The meaning of logic
  • Examples of an ecological fallacy