A sociologist recently studied the correlation between : GMAT Critical Reasoning (CR)
Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases http://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 22 Jan 2017, 13:06

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# A sociologist recently studied the correlation between

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Manager
Joined: 12 Jul 2003
Posts: 198
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 79 [1] , given: 0

A sociologist recently studied the correlation between [#permalink]

### Show Tags

07 Jun 2005, 10:04
1
KUDOS
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

100% (02:32) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

A sociologist recently studied the correlation between career choices of parents and those of their children .Interviews with 2000 young adults revealed that nearly 20% of those whose parents were psychologists were pursuing careers in phychology themselves. The sociologists concluded from this data, that psychologists have more influence on their children's career choice than do members of other professions.

Which of the following would be required to assess the validity of the conclusion above?

a)The percentage of those interviewd whose intended career was the one they actually pursued
b)The percentage of those interviewed whose parents were not psychologists
c)The percentage of those interviewed who were pursuing the career of their parents
d)The percentage of those interviewed who were planning to become psychologists
eThe percentage of those interviewed who were undecided about their future careers.

Best.
If you have any questions
New!
Senior Manager
Joined: 21 Mar 2004
Posts: 444
Location: Cary,NC
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 68 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

07 Jun 2005, 17:28
Going for C.
A. No mention of intention and actual pursuing of careers. Out of scope

B. The only close answer. Children of non-psychologists could still follow or not follow their parents careers. This doesnt help much.

C. correct ans. With this we will know all the children who follow their parents professions and also we already know how many follow their psychologist parent. This will give the idea of more or less influence.

D. "planning" is again out of scope
E. "undecided" is out of scope
_________________

ash
________________________
I'm crossing the bridge.........

GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 07 Jul 2004
Posts: 5062
Location: Singapore
Followers: 30

Kudos [?]: 358 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

07 Jun 2005, 17:48
a)The percentage of those interviewd whose intended career was the one they actually pursued
- i'll go with A. This lets us know how many were pursing careers out of their own choice, or merely because they were influenced by their parents.
Director
Joined: 05 Jan 2005
Posts: 560
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 22 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

08 Jun 2005, 04:42
Paraphrase: 20% of the no. interviewed were doing psychology and their parents read it, so bingo, psychologists can influence their children more.

However, what if 30% of the no. interviewed study economics and their parents did?

So, i expect a comparison with other possible disciplines whose students were interviewed.

a)The percentage of those interviewd whose intended career was the one they actually pursued
Out of scope.

b)The percentage of those interviewed whose parents were not psychologists
Irrelevant

c)The percentage of those interviewed who were pursuing the career of their parents
My choice

d)The percentage of those interviewed who were planning to become psychologists
Irrelevant

eThe percentage of those interviewed who were undecided about their future careers.
Irrelevant

It's (C) for me.
Manager
Joined: 21 Apr 2005
Posts: 166
Location: Atlanta , GA
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

08 Jun 2005, 19:34
Arsene_Wenger wrote:
Paraphrase: 20% of the no. interviewed were doing psychology and their parents read it, so bingo, psychologists can influence their children more.

However, what if 30% of the no. interviewed study economics and their parents did?

So, i expect a comparison with other possible disciplines whose students were interviewed.

a)The percentage of those interviewd whose intended career was the one they actually pursued
Out of scope.

b)The percentage of those interviewed whose parents were not psychologists
Irrelevant

c)The percentage of those interviewed who were pursuing the career of their parents
My choice

d)The percentage of those interviewed who were planning to become psychologists
Irrelevant

eThe percentage of those interviewed who were undecided about their future careers.
Irrelevant

It's (C) for me.

C for me for the above reasoning
GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10539
Followers: 919

Kudos [?]: 204 [0], given: 0

Re: A sociologist recently studied the correlation between [#permalink]

### Show Tags

03 Jun 2014, 02:17
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
Re: A sociologist recently studied the correlation between   [#permalink] 03 Jun 2014, 02:17
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
5 There is little correlation between CEO compensation and the 8 26 Aug 2014, 10:26
3 In a recent study examining the relationship between 4 21 Jan 2013, 19:47
17 A survey recently revealed a high correlation between a 19 11 Jul 2011, 11:52
1 A sociologist recently studied two sets of teenagers. The 9 29 Jan 2010, 00:25
In a recent study examining the relationship between 26 02 Aug 2009, 10:38
Display posts from previous: Sort by