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Appendix (3)

The Application of the Percentage Equation


The mathematical statistical results in each novel have been calculated through multiplying the occurrence of each strategy in the three stages of argumentation by 100, and dividing it by the total number of situations (Cited in web source 4). That is, the following formula has been applied:

Percentage = occurrence of each strategy total number of situations

100

So, in Jane Eyre, the occurrence of each strategy in the process of argumentation is presented in the following table, and the total number of situations is (8):

Table (6) The Occurrences of the Three Stages of Argumentation in Jane Eyre COS I. 1 A. 4 C. 1 R. 1 Others 1
Combination of both

SAS

Effective arguing

Appropriate arguing

0 Ag. Ap. 0 Com. 0

1 Ph. dis. 0 Psy. Dis. 3 D. 3

7 Q. 0 Com. 0

CS

Key: COS= confrontation stage, SAS= subsequent argumentation stage, CS= concluding stage, I.= insult, A.= accusation, C.= command, R.= request, Ag.= agreement, Ap.= apology, Com.= combination, Ph. dis.= physical disengagement, Phy. dis.= psychological disengagement, D.= disagreement, and Q.= quarrel.

191 In Wuthering Heights, the total number of situations is (14), and the occurrence of each strategy is introduced as follows:

Table (7) The Occurrences of the Three Stages of Argumentation in Wuthering Heights COS I. 2 A. 9 C. 0 R. 2 Others 1
Combination of both

Effective arguing

Appropriate arguing

SAS

4 Ag. Ap. 1 Com. 1

0 Ph. dis. 1 Psy. Dis. 0 D. 7

10 Q. 3 Com. 1

CS

Finally, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall has (26) situations, and the occurrence of each strategy is presented below:

Table (8) The Occurrences of the Three Stages of Argumentation in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall COS I. 0 A. 12 C. 2 R. 6 Others 6
Combination of both

Effective arguing

Appropriate arguing

SAS

0 Ag. Ap. 4 Com. 1

0 Ph. dis. 1 Psy. Dis. 1 D. 9

26 Q. 0 Com. 0

CS

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