Nodes, edges, and mental maps
What Martin, you have done here, is essentially creating mental maps or concept maps. It can be done using free tools such as Freemind, Mindmeister, and so on. Now, another way might be to use post-it notes (which lately I find very useful) and using the free post-it note app, you can take shots of the organisation, and then when you come back for revision, you can reorganise everything.
Sherlock Holmes used _both_ inductive and deductive logic, indeed, as a few commenters have noted, more formally, abductive logic. The process went somewhat as follows in sequence: observation --> inference --> deduction. The inference, rather Sherlock himself was the inference engine, as he raised several theories (he used the word "theory" on more than one occasion), where the theory would be for explaining EVERY fact that he observed. Here is the crux: note that in Sherlock Holmes stories, his observations are so meticulous that he does not omit a single fact. Then he generalises or infers from these facts one or more than one theories which he then tests with hypotheses. This is where deduction comes into the picture, i.e., from generalisable truths to particular instances that he would then test with gathering more facts.
Danielle K. Kincaid
… a literature synthesis
Yesterday morning we woke up with the news of a glaciar bursting in the Nanda Devi mountains in India and the subsequent glacial burst flooded a village and burst a dam in the Indian Himalayas. This led to loss of life of about 20 people and 200 people went missing. Sorry sights on TV. While this did not really make international headlines, the question would be whether this was expected or what is the likelihood of this occurring again?
Unfortunately, this was not unexpected. In all likelihood, this will occur again. We only do not know…
… build a model of reasoning from the canon of Sherlock Holmes
We are going to read the canons of Sherlock Holmes in this Medium essay and we will put together the principles of Holmesian observation and investigation. Then we will analyse how these principles can help us to put together a plan of deduction and inference in our practical lives. …
… a set of step by step
Step 1. Set up a free github account, go here. Likewise, please ask your collaborators to get github accounts as well (if they do not have them already), or ask them to share their github usernames.
Step 2. In github, you can upload any file that you want to share with your collaborators. Let’s say you have written a paper called “mypaper1.docx”, a word document and you have several co-authors. You have submitted the paper to a journal and the journal editor has returned the paper for revision. You have revised and you…
… a glimpse from the article columns
During the recent spate of farmer agitation in India, the way in which the government has gone about and after protesters and those who dissent is unprecedented in a functioning democracy: they cut off internet access, water supply, electricity supply, erected fences and ditches. You would wonder that the farmers are residents of a free democratic country and therefore would have rights to dissent and protest. Seems that the present government of India takes a very different stand.
Yet, in the past, India is no stranger to popular dissent. A country that is…
[Apologies to those who follow my blog and who do not speak/read/ Bengali language. Inagist, in this essay, I have critiqued an essay written by a fellow scholar whom I have known for several decades and who was my medical college classmate. India is going through a phase of post-truth and distortion of history by the ruling party and their leaders. There is a need to hold up the candle of truth to people. The title of my review is roughly translated as “The historical perspective of truth”. The original author has…