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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.

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 [#permalink] New post 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
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 [#permalink] New post 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.
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Re: CR-career choices [#permalink] New post 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.
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Re: CR-career choices [#permalink] New post 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
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Re: A sociologist recently studied the correlation between [#permalink] New post 03 Jun 2014, 02:17
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