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Abductive Reasoning in Prospect Research: Critical Thinking and the Logic of the Best Guess

Track: Leadership and Professional Development

Session Number: 6015
Date: Thu, Jul 28th, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Room: International 9

Description:

Abductive Reasoning, is a form of Logic which Research and Non-profit Professionals utilize everyday. Distinct from both Deductive and Inductive Logic, Abductive reasoning is also known as the Logic of the Maybe, and involves forming Conclusions from the Information and Data that is known. It is also the ideal kind of logical reasoning for making new Discoveries. Through sharpening your Critical Thinking and Abductive Skills, you can bring a brand new level of value to the conclusions and consultations you provide as a Prospect Research professional. Through easy to understand, yet fascinating examples, and a surprising amount of humor, this presentation gives you all the tools you need to energize, inform and re-think your approach to Prospect Research.
Session Type: Breakout Session (75 Minutes)

Learning Objective #1: Attendees can incorporate completely new perspectives, techniques and mental exercises to inform and improve their research processes. They will comprehend how to avoid pitfalls and fallacies common in their field, and bring a renewed energy to their work
Learning Objective #2: Attendees will functionally improve how they approach their everyday research tasks. From capacity analysis, to biographical and affinity based data, research and consultation. Lessons can be practiced by individuals without the need for specialized tools
Primary Competency: PR:Competency 6: Research Methodology and Analysis Presentation
Secondary Competency: PR:Competency 3: Prospect Research Essentials
Tertiary Competency: RM:Competency 6: Prospect Strategy
Intended Audience Level: Level I
Recommended Prerequisites: none
Organization Size: All Team Sizes
Session Type: Breakout Session (75 Minutes)

Learning Objective #1: Attendees can incorporate completely new perspectives, techniques and mental exercises to inform and improve their research processes. They will comprehend how to avoid pitfalls and fallacies common in their field, and bring a renewed energy to their work
Learning Objective #2: Attendees will functionally improve how they approach their everyday research tasks. From capacity analysis, to biographical and affinity based data, research and consultation. Lessons can be practiced by individuals without the need for specialized tools
Primary Competency: PR:Competency 6: Research Methodology and Analysis Presentation
Secondary Competency: PR:Competency 3: Prospect Research Essentials
Tertiary Competency: RM:Competency 6: Prospect Strategy
Intended Audience Level: Level I
Recommended Prerequisites: none
Organization Size: All Team Sizes