At the most basic level, making something is just something innate. At the highest level, making something is a skill. And at the highest level in making something there is a sense of achievement. Moving up the making ladder has historically required the acquisition of skills.
Today we want to be able to make inferences and also draw conclusions. We want to be able to apply concepts and make inferences from facts and data. Making inferences and drawing conclusions does not require any more skill than simple observation and common sense. Yet skills acquisition is a big barrier to most people. Here is where we use the latent ability theory as the tool for making latent abilities a part of the education process.
You can easily teach people to analyze and make inferences from facts and data if they understand the concepts and they are also able to apply those concepts and data to different situations. When they have made reasonable inferences they should be able to explain what those inferences are and how they reached their conclusions. If they cannot explain how they came to their conclusions, they should not be given the job. Similarly, you need people who can reasonably infer from their understanding of a concept and how it applies to real world situations.
Making inferences and drawing conclusions is part of the way that we learn and grow. We are very social beings and we all develop conclusions based on what we observe and experience. We are also exposed to lots of theories and models of the world around us and we rely on making inferences and interpretations from those models to come to reasonable conclusions about how things work. A lot of our educational process is about preparing people to be competent in making inferences and drawing conclusions from data. In fact it is an essential part of the process of teaching, because understanding how to draw or infer from data is an essential part of developing and exercising our critical thinking skills.
It’s a natural extension of what we have been taught since we are babies about how to reason and make inferences from the facts that we see. In fact the whole process of learning how to reason is an important part of the development of human reasoning and cognitive processes. It is an important tool for helping people to solve problems and make reasonable inferences from real world information. It has played a major role in all of our lives since the start of civilization. There have been times when some extremely important discoveries were made thanks to the process of making inferences and reasoning from the facts that surround them.
One of the biggest problems that people have with making inferences and making reasonable conclusions from data is that they are too quick to act on an idea without looking it at all closely. They quickly form opinions about something and they are unable to step back and really look at it from all points of view before arriving at a conclusion. This is particularly true about controversial issues like religion or politics. The process of drawing inferences and conclusions based on fact has been used by nearly every one throughout history as a way of making decisions and solving problems.