I work as a Business Analyst in Banking and I prove ideas every day. Here’s my simplified take on Argumentation for Business needs.
There are four modes of discourse: narration, description, exposition, and argumentation. Of the four, argumentation is the primal form of communication and involves the fine art of persuasion as well.
Principles of Argumentation for argumentative writing are often taught in classical universities. But I believe that every CS and Analytics specialist has to apply them too to boost their Soft Skills.
1. The Proposition - the major premise of the argument. You’ll need at least 3 major claims to prove it.
2. Evidence. There are 2 types of evidence: facts and opinions. There are 4 categories of facts: by scientific measurement (temperature, pressure, Richter Scale for earthquakes), by the Way Nature Works, by Observation, by Statistics.