Flaws of reasoning in the discourse on Indonesian issues in social media

Indah, Rohmani Nur Flaws of reasoning in the discourse on Indonesian issues in social media. Research Report. Unit Penelitian Fak Humaniora, Malang. (Unpublished)


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Reasoning or the skill to show logical thinking is a a prominent issue as people express their thought freely during this era of information today. This study concerns with the flaws of reasoning in the discourse of social media as it involves broader coverage involving various issues and participants. Therefore, it is expected more various finding is obtained through investigating the argumentation among the users of social media.As the pattern of reasoning flaw, the result of this study shows that netizen had more fallacies when conversing issues which are considered more general to the netizen, that is on topic like Ahok’s governmental issue. The variety of fallacy is less in the specific topic such as controversial issue. The variaety of fallacy also concerns with the backgound of the writer. When the netizens are heterogeneous like in Jonru’s fanpage, there is a tendency of leaping the premises to come to the direct conclusion and the appeal of emotions causing various fallacies.

Item Type: Research (Research Report)
Subjects: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2003 Language Studies > 200302 English Language
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Department of English Language and Letters
Depositing User: Dr. Rohmani Nur Indah
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2016 15:57


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