The importance of evidence Unit 1 – Part 3F
Using Evidence • Using evidence to support arguments is a key skill required in legal professions.
Types of Supporting Evidence • Personal experience (i.e., anecdotal) • Expert opinions • Research studies • Case studies from other districts, states, or countries • Statistical data
What’s more convincing? • A research study or a classmate’s opinion? • A personal story or a graph showing statistics on the effect of the rule.
Possible sources of evidence • Interviews (students, parents, school administrators, experts) • Educational journals • News articles • Electronic sources, including web sites • Legal resources • Blogs • Advocacy organizations