skepticism


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Synonyms for skepticism

Synonyms for skepticism

the disbelief in any claims of ultimate knowledge

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In an effort to better understand the interaction between professional skepticism and auditors' assessment of fraud risk, an experiment was conducted where subjects completed a hypothetical assessment of management fraud risk.
Professional skepticism is an attitude that includes a questioning mind and a critical assessment of audit evidence.
In this questionnaire, 30 questions are related to skepticism evaluation, 3 questions are related to work experience with customer and 3 questions are related to initial evaluation of auditor's judgment.
AICPA auditing standards define professional skepticism as which of the following?
S3: Science, Statistics and Skepticism discusses the differences between good and bad science.
Aside from reasons of chronology, this is an excellent essay with which to begin the collection because it is a presentation of skepticism at its most powerful.
Over the last decade, the significance of skepticism about advertising has caught much attention from researchers (e.
Skepticism about advertising Obermiller and Spangenberg (1998) defined skepticism about advertising as the tendency not to believe the information claims in the advertisement.
The wide-ranging nature of such a study means that it is able to make two surprising connections across national literatures: between Montaigne and Milton as writers and between skepticism and the sublime as intellectual movements via France, Britain and Germany.
The philosophy of skepticism is revealed in a survey which blends ethical issues with skepticism's foundations: perfect for college-level collections strong in either philosophical discourse or ethical foundations.
As the title suggests, the author proposes to integrate two prominent but rarely overlapping topics of Montaigne criticism, ethics and skepticism, so as to define an ethical doctrine adapted to the skeptical form of the essay.
The conservative movement has a healthy skepticism of governmental power, but at times, unfortunately, that healthy skepticism needs to yield," pontificated Dinh.
Given the intense emotions surrounding the wolf, especially in nearby ranching and hunting communities that view the nomadic predator as little more than a frothing killer of elk, cattle and sheep, they knew their claims would elicit skepticism.
I detected a healthy skepticism about corporations purchasing emissions credits from other corporations.