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Every week, the programming office at an FM radio station [#permalink]
27 Dec 2003, 14:49
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Every week, the programming office at an FM radio station reviewed unsolicited letters from listeners who were expressing comments on the stations programs,. One week, the station received 50 letters with favorable comments about the stations news reporting and music selection and 10 letters with unfavorable comments on the stations new movie review segment of the evening program. Faced with this information, the programming director assumed that if some listeners did not like the movie review segment, then there must be other listeners who did like it. Therefore, he decided to continue the movie review segment of the evening program.
Which on e of the following identifies a problem with the programming directors decision process?
(A) He failed to recognize that people are more likely to write letters of criticism than of praise.
(B) He could not properly infer from the fact that some listeners did not like the movie review segment that some others did.
(C) He failed to take into consideration the discrepancy in numbers between favorable and unfavorable letters received.
(D) He failed to take into account the relation existing between the movie review segment and the news.
(E) He did not wait until he received at least 50 letters with unfavorable comments about the movie review segment before making his decision.
Re: Every week, the programming office at an FM radio station [#permalink]
27 Dec 2003, 22:34
I thought B is saying what exactly the director is thinking. How can it be a problem in his decision process. Is the question asking for the assumption. Then B is correct.
that's what the flaw is. director doesn't inferred from the fact, some people don't like the program, that there might be some issues with the 'movie review' program and he should take some corrective measures to make the program acceptable.
furthermore, the director, totally, ignored the fact that 10 letters might represent the majority of irate viewer's view.