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Correctly measuring the productivity of service workers is

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Re: Correctly measuring the productivity of service workers is [#permalink]  07 Jan 2013, 08:26
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conty911 wrote:
I am unable to understand what exactly the stem requires?
"The objection implied above to the productivity measure described is based on doubts about the truth of which of the following statements?"
Please explain the wording "the objection ...based on doubts about the truth", some examples will be helpful.

Hi,

If I simplify the stem in this question, it could look like:

Which of the following is the assumption built in determining the productivity measure of postal workers, which is challenged by the author?

However, let's try to understand the given question stem:

"The objection implied above to the productivity measure described is based on doubts about the truth of which of the following statements?"

So, the first thing we encounter is "objection". Where is the objection? The objection is:

"But is this really true?"

And what is the productivity measure?

"letters delivered per postal worker" (since it is given that more productivity means more letters delivered)

So, the objection is to the above productivity measure.

Now this objection " is based on doubts about the truth of which of the following statements?"

This means that objection should be counter to the correct answer choice since it is based on doubting the answer choice.

So, there are two negatives in the above statement: objection and doubt. To simplify it, we can remove both of these. By doing this, the statement becomes:

The productivity measure is based on truths of which of the following statements? (Please note that this statement is not exactly equivalent to the question stem but it helps in simplifying).

Now, go through the options, keeping in mind that the truth of the correct answer choice is challenged in the original passage.

Hope this helps

Feel free to ask in case any clarifications are needed.

Thanks,
Chiranjeev
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Re: Correctly measuring the productivity of service workers is [#permalink]  08 Mar 2013, 07:49
Could someone please explain more thoroughly why E is incorrect?
How about in context of the neg test (how I understood D)?
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Re: Correctly measuring the productivity of service workers is [#permalink]  21 Oct 2013, 21:13
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egmat wrote:
conty911 wrote:
I am unable to understand what exactly the stem requires?
"The objection implied above to the productivity measure described is based on doubts about the truth of which of the following statements?"
Please explain the wording "the objection ...based on doubts about the truth", some examples will be helpful.

Hi,

If I simplify the stem in this question, it could look like:

Which of the following is the assumption built in determining the productivity measure of postal workers, which is challenged by the author?

However, let's try to understand the given question stem:

"The objection implied above to the productivity measure described is based on doubts about the truth of which of the following statements?"

So, the first thing we encounter is "objection". Where is the objection? The objection is:

"But is this really true?"

And what is the productivity measure?

"letters delivered per postal worker" (since it is given that more productivity means more letters delivered)

So, the objection is to the above productivity measure.

Now this objection " is based on doubts about the truth of which of the following statements?"

This means that objection should be counter to the correct answer choice since it is based on doubting the answer choice.

So, there are two negatives in the above statement: objection and doubt. To simplify it, we can remove both of these. By doing this, the statement becomes:

The productivity measure is based on truths of which of the following statements? (Please note that this statement is not exactly equivalent to the question stem but it helps in simplifying).

Now, go through the options, keeping in mind that the truth of the correct answer choice is challenged in the original passage.

Hope this helps

Feel free to ask in case any clarifications are needed.

Thanks,
Chiranjeev

Hi Chiranjeev,
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Re: Correctly measuring the productivity of service workers is   [#permalink] 21 Oct 2013, 21:13
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