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Any writing is easier for being adequately organised around a theme. My suggestion is that you organise your thesis around the specific contributions that your thesis makes to the body of knowledge.

Hume, David: Causation | Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Hume wrote all of his philosophical works in English, so there is no concern about the accuracy of English translation. For the casual reader, any edition of his work should be sufficient. However, Oxford University Press produced the definitive Clarendon Edition of most of his works. For the serious scholar, these are a must have, as they contain copious helpful notes about Hume’s changes in editions, and so forth. The general editor of the series is Tom L. Beauchamp.

Argument | Definition of Argument by Merriam-Webster

An important book on a methodology for analysing and intervening in social systems. Systems concepts are used qualitatively to understand a social system, devise more effective ways of achieving its outcomes, and planning improvement. The first half of the book presents one of the most closely argued defences of action research as a legitimate research paradigm.

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A readable account of the theory and practice of group facilitation, it also includes a useful overview of stages of group development. Material on experiential learning, and facilitating learning groups, is also covered.

Action science is a good choice of methodology if there are strong within-person and between person dynamics, especially if hidden agendas appear to be operating. However, it probably requires better interpersonal skills and willingness to confront than do the other methodologies described here. You can use a pre-designed process, but unless you sacrifice some flexibility you still require reasonably good skills.

I write as a practitioner in a psychology department where action research is viewed with some scepticism. You may be doing your research within a setting where action research and qualitative approaches are more common. If so, you may not need to approach it with quite as much caution as I suggest.

[6] I just searched the kitchen and I did not find the keys.
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∴ [7] The keys are not in the kitchen.
[8] The keys are either in the kitchen or the bedroom.
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∴ [9] The keys are in the bedroom.

Support within each paragraph is both thoughtful and thorough. For example, paragraph 7 points out vagueness in the wording of the survey: Even if water sports rank among the favorite recreational activities of Mason City residents, other sports may still be much more popular. Thus, if the first assumption proves unwarranted, the argument to fund riverside facilities rather than soccer fields or golf courses becomes much weaker. Paragraph 9 considers several reasons why river clean-up plans may not be successful (the plans may be nothing more than campaign promises or funding may not be adequate). Thus, the weakness of the third assumption undermines the argument that river recreation will increase and riverside improvements will be needed at all.

Many qualitative techniques depend upon some form of discourse analysis (the analysis of written or spoken language). This book discusses some of the methods.

It seems to be the laws governing cause and effect that provide support for predictions, as human reason tries to reduce particular natural phenomena “…to a greater simplicity, and to resolve the many particular effects into a few general causes….” (EHU SBN 85)  But this simply sets back the question, for we must now wonder what justifies these “general causes.”  One possible answer is that they are justified a priori as relations of ideas. Hume rejects this solution for two reasons:  First, as shown above, we cannot meditate purely on the idea of a cause and deduce the corresponding effect and, more importantly, to assert the negation of any causal law is not to assert a contradiction.

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