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Piggybacking In? A Critical Discourse Analysis Of Argumentation Schemes, Harmony Peach Jun 2020

Piggybacking In? A Critical Discourse Analysis Of Argumentation Schemes, Harmony Peach

OSSA Conference Archive

In this paper, Douglas Walton’s Argumentation Schemes and corresponding critical questions are taken through Thomas Huckin’s (1997) Critical Discourse Analysis in order to further demonstrate that a schematic-pragmatic approach to argument evaluation needs to account for bias in and of itself. Building on the work of Audrey Yap (2013, 2015) and Ciurria and Al Tamini (2014) which demonstrates how the schemes have not addressed, and may even intensify, various disadvantages people with systemic identity prejudices face, Huckin’s approach offers additional nuance as to how these concerns can be exacerbated by the schemes. As the schemes have been ...


Commentary On Jens Kjeldsen’S “What Makes Us Change Our Minds In Everyday Life?”, Harry Weger Jr. Jun 2020

Commentary On Jens Kjeldsen’S “What Makes Us Change Our Minds In Everyday Life?”, Harry Weger Jr.

OSSA Conference Archive

No abstract provided.


Commentary On "The Problem Of Mission Creep", Curtis Scott Jacobs Jun 2020

Commentary On "The Problem Of Mission Creep", Curtis Scott Jacobs

OSSA Conference Archive

No abstract provided.


Commentary: Peitho And The Consolation Of Philosophy: A Reply To Blake D. Scott, G Thomas Goodnight Jun 2020

Commentary: Peitho And The Consolation Of Philosophy: A Reply To Blake D. Scott, G Thomas Goodnight

OSSA Conference Archive

No abstract provided.


Doing Things With Arguments: Assertion, Persuasion, Performance, Blake D. Scott Jun 2020

Doing Things With Arguments: Assertion, Persuasion, Performance, Blake D. Scott

OSSA Conference Archive

In “Three Perspectives on Argument,” Wenzel argued that scholars should orient their research around the well-known triad of rhetorical, dialectical, and logical perspectives on argument. Despite the success of Wenzel’s triad in orienting pluralistic research, he nonetheless maintained that an “eventual synthesis” of the three perspectives was both possible and desirable. In this paper I reconsider Wenzel’s idea by asking what might be preventing such a synthesis today. I argue that one obstacle to this is a common philosophical assumption about rhetoric that opposes assertion to persuasion, truth to effectiveness. Following Barbara Cassin, I challenge this assumption and ...


Exploring Gendered Nonverbal Behavior In The 2016 U.S. Presidential Debates, Harry Weger Jr., John S. Seiter Jun 2020

Exploring Gendered Nonverbal Behavior In The 2016 U.S. Presidential Debates, Harry Weger Jr., John S. Seiter

OSSA Conference Archive

The purpose of our paper is to explore how the double-bind faced by female candidates for office provides a basis for interpreting nonverbal behavior in the 2016 Presidential Debates. In the television and video age, televised arguers leverage not only their language but also coordinate their nonverbal behaviors to repeat, reinforce, and substitute for verbal arguments. Video broadcasts, especially split-screen shots, provide the audience an opportunity to observe candidates’ gestures, posture, and facial expressions and to use this information to draw inferences about candidates’ character and, to a lesser extent, their policy positions. Research by the Barbara Lee Foundation, psychological ...


Evidence In Health Controversies, Sally Jackson Jun 2020

Evidence In Health Controversies, Sally Jackson

OSSA Conference Archive

Health controversies involve the now-familiar complexities of polylogue: multiple positions, multiple players, and multiple places. A vexing issue that cuts across many health topics is what counts as evidence. Several different expert fields may each try to enforce their own evidence standards, and lay participants (whose well-being depends on any expert consensus that may form) often bring their own distinctive forms of evidence. This presentation examines disagreements over evidence within a series of case studies.


Assessing Evidence Relevance By Disallowing Assessment, John Licato, Michael Cooper Jun 2020

Assessing Evidence Relevance By Disallowing Assessment, John Licato, Michael Cooper

OSSA Conference Archive

Guidelines for assessing whether potential evidence is relevant to some argument tend to rely on criteria that are subject to well-known biasing effects. We describe a framework for argumentation that does not allow participants to directly decide whether evidence is potentially relevant to an argument---instead, evidence must prove its relevance through demonstration. This framework, called WG-A, is designed to translate into a dialogical game playable by minimally trained participants.


Commentary On: Michael Gilbert’S “Understanding The Embrace Of Fallacy: A Multi-Modal Analysis”, Jean Goodwin Jun 2020

Commentary On: Michael Gilbert’S “Understanding The Embrace Of Fallacy: A Multi-Modal Analysis”, Jean Goodwin

OSSA Conference Archive

If the goal to inquire into, understand, and respond to what it for someone to be “anti-vax,” the concept of fallacy seems the wrong tool to pick up.


Commentary On: Linda Carozza’S “Diversity, Conflict, And (Dis)Agreement”, Sally Jackson Jun 2020

Commentary On: Linda Carozza’S “Diversity, Conflict, And (Dis)Agreement”, Sally Jackson

OSSA Conference Archive

No abstract provided.


Developing Critical Thinking With Rhetorical Pedagogy, Elizabeth Ismail Jun 2020

Developing Critical Thinking With Rhetorical Pedagogy, Elizabeth Ismail

OSSA Conference Archive

The development of critical thinking skills is emphasized as a fundamental attribute of successful graduates (Ritchhart & Perkins, 2005; Willingham, 2008). Some critical thinking textbooks inform students to “see beyond the rhetoric to the core idea being stated” (Moore and Parker, 2009, p. 21); however, other scholars have begun to suggest that rhetoric is intrinsically interrelated to critical thinking and plays a pivotal role in everyday interactions (Saki, 2016). This paper explores the later.


Institutional And Institutionalized Fallacies: Diversifying Pragma-Dialectical Fallacy Judgments, Menno H. Reijven Jun 2020

Institutional And Institutionalized Fallacies: Diversifying Pragma-Dialectical Fallacy Judgments, Menno H. Reijven

OSSA Conference Archive

To improve argumentative discourse, it is necessary to make fallacy judgments which take into consideration the social practice in which argumentation occurs. In this paper, I propose four meta-categories for fallacies to study the connection of fallacies to their institutionalized discourse. Using the first 2016 U.S. Presidential Debate as a case study, I show how this framework can be used to propose improvements to argumentative contexts.


Canadian Infrastructure For A ‘Canadian’ ‘School’ Of Informal Logic And Argumentation, Takuzo Konishi Jun 2020

Canadian Infrastructure For A ‘Canadian’ ‘School’ Of Informal Logic And Argumentation, Takuzo Konishi

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This article comments on Federico Puppo's position that a 'Canadian' school of argumentation exists. Based upon archival research, oral history interviews and published documents on the informal logic movement in the 1970s and 1980s, it is argued that Canadian infrastructure for informal logic and argumentation existed, in which a Canadian school of argumentation could exist.


Harmony In Diversity. On The (Possible) Existence Of ‘The Canadian School Of Argumentation’, Federico Puppo Jun 2020

Harmony In Diversity. On The (Possible) Existence Of ‘The Canadian School Of Argumentation’, Federico Puppo

OSSA Conference Archive

By looking at the birth and evolution of the informal logic movement, and by clarifying which kind of relations in a diversity we need in order to understand what “school” means, we would like to consider the hypothesis that there is something which could be called ‘the Canadian school of argumentation’ or, at least, of a Canadian tradition amongst those that make up the greater field of the study of argumentation.


The Benefits Of A Diversity-Based Visual Art Intervention On The Mood State Of Children, Jessica Jenny Jun 2020

The Benefits Of A Diversity-Based Visual Art Intervention On The Mood State Of Children, Jessica Jenny

Founders' Day

No abstract provided.


Creating Oral History Collections In Digital Commons, Christy Allen, Rick Jones May 2020

Creating Oral History Collections In Digital Commons, Christy Allen, Rick Jones

Digital Commons Southeastern User Group 2020

Furman University has seen a boom in the creation of oral histories over the past several years. This presentation will look at two of their oral history collections and discuss how they are built and presented within Digital Commons. The "Furman University Oral Histories" project contains historical histories digitized nearly a decade ago with limited metadata and poor audio/video quality. The "Oral Histories of Columbian Textile Workers in Greenville, South Carolina" is a new collection of recent histories which contain videos, Spanish/English translations, transcripts, and robust metadata. The presenters will discuss the benefits and challenges of each collection ...


From Dublin Core To Marc - Crosswalking Etd Metadata From Digital Commons To The Library Catalog, Jill V. Krefft, Zhonghua Du, Rebecca Bakker May 2020

From Dublin Core To Marc - Crosswalking Etd Metadata From Digital Commons To The Library Catalog, Jill V. Krefft, Zhonghua Du, Rebecca Bakker

Digital Commons Southeastern User Group 2020

Florida International University has developed a semi-automated process for harvesting and transforming qualified Dublin Core metadata to MARC for electronic theses and dissertations published in Digital Commons for inclusion in the library catalog. This presentation will share the workflow whereby metadata is harvested via OAI-PMH; transformed to MARC using a script; and ingested into the catalog. Challenges and benefits of this workflow will be discussed.

This presentation will also share information related to our retrospective thesis and dissertation scanning project; the need to overlay existing records in the catalog with new metadata; and specific challenges related to RTDs.


Establishing Best Practices In Institutional Repository Organization, Scott Bacon May 2020

Establishing Best Practices In Institutional Repository Organization, Scott Bacon

Digital Commons Southeastern User Group 2020

On the one-year anniversary of the CCU Digital Commons repository the organization of the Collections / Communities.html page was reviewed to gauge the need for revisions. Over 100 Digital Commons sites were examined to see how other repository managers organized their Collections pages. Top-level communities were coded into Community Types and were analyzed to surface trends in current practice. This presentation reviews trends in practice that emerged during research, as well as some of the best practices that were identified, including planning, iteration, labeling, limiting jargon, and finding a balance with top-level and nested content. Suggestions for improvement are given ...


Lessons Learned In Lmu Digital Commons, Arya Hackney May 2020

Lessons Learned In Lmu Digital Commons, Arya Hackney

Digital Commons Southeastern User Group 2020

When creating an institutional repository (IR) from scratch, there are both challenges and opportunities before the manifestation of the IR, during it, and the final product. Maintaining the IR in kind also introduces additional considerations to navigate. Is it only one person who creates and maintains the IR, or is it the community? Or is it somewhere in between? What is the ideal scenario and what is the realistic outcome? Is there any way to anticipate the bureaucratic demands for the IR’s presence? This presentation answers all these questions, some answers simpler than others using LMU Digital Commons as ...


Keeping The Ball Rolling: Sustainability And The Open Access Learned Society Journal, Virginia C. Feher, Aajay Murphy May 2020

Keeping The Ball Rolling: Sustainability And The Open Access Learned Society Journal, Virginia C. Feher, Aajay Murphy

Digital Commons Southeastern User Group 2020

In this presentation, the editor and managing editor of the Georgia Library Quarterly (GLQ), the journal of the Georgia Library Association, will provide a brief history of the journal and share information related to current publication practices, in addition to discussing future plans, with a focus on sustainability, including maintaining a robust editorial board, ensuring a reliable peer review process, and the importance of legacy planning to make sure that future editors gain the knowledge and expertise to continue to successfully manage and publish a long-standing and vital journal for Georgia librarians and librarianship. GLQ is published by Kennesaw State ...


Giving New Life To Old Memories: Migrating Central Florida Memory From Contentdm To Digital Commons, Lee Dotson May 2020

Giving New Life To Old Memories: Migrating Central Florida Memory From Contentdm To Digital Commons, Lee Dotson

Digital Commons Southeastern User Group 2020

For 18 years, CONTENTdm was home to Central Florida Memory (CFM). CFM is a cooperative project started by three partner institutions in 2002 to provide an online platform and focal point for gathering, preserving, and disseminating the documents, artifacts, and stories of the history of Central Florida. As the project grew to include content from nine partners, UCF remained the primary technology support and host institution for Central Florida Memory. Recent server consolidations and lack of support for locally hosted CONTENTdm instances underscored the urgent need to migrate this valued cultural heritage content to another platform. In the Fall of ...


Lunch Break Activity: Virtual Tour Of The Georgia Southern University, Armstrong Campus Arboretum, Caroline Hopkinson, Philip Schretter, Aimee Reist May 2020

Lunch Break Activity: Virtual Tour Of The Georgia Southern University, Armstrong Campus Arboretum, Caroline Hopkinson, Philip Schretter, Aimee Reist

Digital Commons Southeastern User Group 2020

During lunch, join us for a virtual tour of the Georgia Southern University, Armstrong Campus Arboretum. As we wander through Aimee Reist's photographs of the Arboretum, taken on her walks over several years, Philip Schretter will tell the story of the campus gardens filled with plant varieties from around the world. Enjoy a virtual walk through a remarkable Savannah landscape with a master gardener.


Mining The Minutia: Leveraging Adobe Acrobat’S Comparison Tools For Cv Updates, Jennifer Gerrald, Jeffrey M. Mortimore May 2020

Mining The Minutia: Leveraging Adobe Acrobat’S Comparison Tools For Cv Updates, Jennifer Gerrald, Jeffrey M. Mortimore

Digital Commons Southeastern User Group 2020

As every profile administrator knows, CVs are amorphous documents. Updates can occur anywhere at any time as researchers’ statuses, institutional roles, and research agendas evolve. Sections and entries can appear and disappear fluidly over the life of a CV, and even details within a single entry can change over time. For the profile administrator, catching these updates efficiently and effectively can be a real challenge. This presentation details one university’s approach to using Adobe Acrobat’s document comparison tools to identify, track, and process updates that improves significantly on manual review techniques. Presenters provide a detailed overview of this ...


Drive Traffic, Increase Links, Michele Gibney, Nicole Grady May 2020

Drive Traffic, Increase Links, Michele Gibney, Nicole Grady

Digital Commons Southeastern User Group 2020

One of the best ways to drive traffic to an institutional repository site is by adding links to it from other, established sites. This could be your institutional website – adding links from a departmental page to the department’s scholarly work. Or from your social media platforms to a relevant article corresponding with a topical news event. Another option is Wikipedia. Have you considered leveraging Wikipedia’s astronomical base of users for your own ends? With an average of 200 million+ page views a day, Wikipedia is an excellent resource to drive traffic to your IR.

But HOW can you ...


Digital Commons Southeastern User Group 2020 Schedule, Jeffrey M. Mortimore May 2020

Digital Commons Southeastern User Group 2020 Schedule, Jeffrey M. Mortimore

Digital Commons Southeastern User Group 2020

One-page conference schedule organized by room and time.


Project-Based Learning In Social Statistics: Direct And Indirect Assessment Of Student Learning Outcomes, Zachary Weland, Nicole Marshall May 2020

Project-Based Learning In Social Statistics: Direct And Indirect Assessment Of Student Learning Outcomes, Zachary Weland, Nicole Marshall

Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium

The two co-authors were students in this statistics course last year and initiated this project based on their observation that some of their peers struggled with the course content. Statistics education literature suggests anxiety and low sense of self-efficacy related to learning statistics are significant barriers to student engagement and learning in undergraduate social statistics courses. We designed and implemented a Problem-Based Learning (PBL) intervention in a social statistics course in Spring 2020. Preliminary analyses from our ongoing project includes both direct and indirect assessment of student learning (demonstrated student learning and statistics anxiety and efficacy, respectively) among a sample ...


Art Of The Cadaver: Spiritual And Secular In The East And West, Wanyan Ma May 2020

Art Of The Cadaver: Spiritual And Secular In The East And West, Wanyan Ma

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

How does the image of the decrepit dead body manifest itself in art? Enlightenment thought had problematically conceived of Europe as at the forefront of knowledge while the rest of the world lagged behind. Christ's body is the original cadaver in Western images, but around the seventeenth century the trend of more secular understandings and depictions of the dead body arose. European anatomical knowledge was also making its way to East Asia around the same time. Non-Europeans were presumed to either lack the investigative spirit or more sinisterly, lack the skill. However, Japanese Buddhist art of the kusozu, or ...


Queer And Neurodivergent Identity Production Within The Social Media Panopticon, Jamie Logan May 2020

Queer And Neurodivergent Identity Production Within The Social Media Panopticon, Jamie Logan

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

No abstract provided.


Mind Over Matter: The Obstacles And Importance Of Providing Psychological Care To Collegiate Athletes, Elizabeth Wayne May 2020

Mind Over Matter: The Obstacles And Importance Of Providing Psychological Care To Collegiate Athletes, Elizabeth Wayne

Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium

In the collegiate athletic world, there has been an increasing emphasis on the mental health of student-athletes, but what is being done to enhance the mental well being of this newfound vulnerable population? We are seeking to understand the student-athlete perception of counseling services compared to the psycho-social help they receive in the athletic training room and from the support staff there. Many athletes go to the training room to help with their physical and mental ailments. This research will address the need for the athletic department at Duquesne to consider hiring a full-time sports psychologist or clinical psychologist.

The ...


In And Outside City Walls: Medieval Jewish Communities And Rulership In German Cities, Zoë Schwartz May 2020

In And Outside City Walls: Medieval Jewish Communities And Rulership In German Cities, Zoë Schwartz

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

As one would expect, Jewish life within the German Kingdom in the high middle ages (1000-1300 CE) was fraught with instability. The micro-history of specific Jewish communities has been undertaken by historians in the past, but the Jewish experience within multiple cities has yet to be compared. Due to the diversity of German city authority structures, the restrictions and privileges put upon the community were diverse. How these laws effect the daily life of the Jewish community was subject to the gentile authority of bishops, for those inhabiting bishop-cities, or the Emperor directly, for those living in free imperial states ...