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A company's personnel director surveyed employees about

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A company's personnel director surveyed employees
about their satisfaction with the company's system
for awarding employee performance ratings. The
survey data indicated that employees who received
high ratings were very satisfied with the system. The
personnel director concluded from these data that
the company's best-performing employees liked the
system.

The personnel director's conclusion assumes which
of the following?

(A) No other performance rating system is as good
as the current system.
(B) The company's best-performing employees
received high ratings.
(C) Employees who received low ratings were
dissatisfied with the system.
(D) Employees who receive high ratings from a
performance-rating system will like that system.
(E) The company's best-performing employees were
motivated to perform well by the knowledge
that they would receive performance ratings
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sher676 wrote:
A company's personnel director surveyed employees
about their satisfaction with the company's system
for awarding employee performance ratings. The
survey data indicated that employees who received
high ratings
were very satisfied with the system. The
personnel director concluded from these data that
the company's best-performing employees liked the
system.

The personnel director's conclusion assumes which
of the following?

(A) No other performance rating system is as good
as the current system.
(B) The company's best-performing employees
received high ratings.
(C) Employees who received low ratings were
dissatisfied with the system.
(D) Employees who receive high ratings from a
performance-rating system will like that system.
(E) The company's best-performing employees were
motivated to perform well by the knowledge
that they would receive performance ratings


IMHO, only B addresses the fact that the director considers employees with high ratings as the best performing ones. In his mind, there's an equal sign between the two categories, an assumption that is formulated in B.

A. nothing in the text suggests that this system was the best; quality of systems not discussed

C. not necessarily; we're told that those who received high ratings were VERY SATISFIED with it. What if the others are just satisfied or indifferent? They don't have to hate it; there are other "degrees" of liking between extreme satisfaction and hate.

D. the director does not generalize this in any way.

E. did they even know that their performance was rated? What if it was a surprise "office raid", so to speak? You don't know for sure.
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Re: Survey [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2009, 09:20
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Re: Survey [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2009, 01:53
sher676 wrote:
A company's personnel director surveyed employees
about their satisfaction with the company's system
for awarding employee performance ratings. The
survey data indicated that employees who received
high ratings were very satisfied with the system. The
personnel director concluded from these data that
the company's best-performing employees liked the
system.
Premise 1:A company's personnel director surveyed employees
about their satisfaction with the company's system
for awarding employee performance ratings.
Premise 2: The
survey data indicated that employees who received
high ratings were very satisfied with the system.
Conclusion:the company's best-performing employees liked the
system.

How the company manager know that the company's best-performing employees are the employees who have high ratings. Answer B fills the gap.

The personnel director's conclusion assumes which
of the following?


(B) The company's best-performing employees
received high ratings.
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Re: Survey   [#permalink] 19 Aug 2009, 01:53
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