Friday, May 23, 2014

In SLIG 2015 Learn How to Transform Evidence

In SLIG's new course--"From Confusion to Conclusion," learn how to transform evidence into a coherent, understandable, written proof argument.

Coordinators Kimberly Powell and Harold Henderson, CG, along with instructors Bill Litchman and Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG; have developed a course to help genealogists learn how to transform the three-dimension complexity of evidence through lectures and case studies. The week will demonstrate how published authors analyze, correlate, resolve contradictions. Exercise will provide hands-on practice with a variety of tools and techniques for making data understandable in written form.

Lecture topics include:

  • How Writing Makes Us Better Problem-Solvers
  • Untangling the Knots: Practice with Analysis & Correlation
  • Using Spreadsheets to Bring Evidence to Life
  • Detachable Tools for Analysis and Correlation
  • From Tools to Prose: Communicating Analysis
  • Working with a Mind to Publication
  • Writing Up and Indirect-Evidence Case with No Conflicts
  • From Research to Final Product: Gathering Your Ancestor's Wits About You
  • Tools and Strategies for Resolving Conflicts
  • How an Almost-Unsolved Case Became an Award-Winning Article
  • Practice in Resolving Conflicts
  • Assembling and Structuring Your Argument for Logic and Understanding
  • Tools for Organizing Your Research and Writing
  • Writing Up Case Studies with Conflicts -- Sometimes Easier, Sometimes Not
  • Making Your Point: Proof Argument Workshop Part 1
  • Making Your Point: Proof Argument Workshop Part 2
  • Making Decisions: What to Include and How to Present It
  • Editing Proof Arguments, Your Own and Others'
  • Summary, Wrap-Up, and Where to Go From Here

Registration opens Saturday, June 14th at 9:00 AM Mountain Time. For additional information on the course see For information on SLIG refer to: 

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