Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 28 Aug 2015, 02:06
GMAT Club Tests

Close

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
Your Progress

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

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

In interviews with jurors inquiring how they arrived at

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 25 Nov 2011
Posts: 261
Location: India
Concentration: Technology, General Management
GPA: 3.95
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 80 [0], given: 20

In interviews with jurors inquiring how they arrived at [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2012, 08:48
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  85% (hard)

Question Stats:

53% (02:52) correct 48% (01:53) wrong based on 160 sessions
In interviews with jurors inquiring how they arrived at their verdicts, researchers found that 40 percent of the references jurors made were to factors that had not been included in courtroom testimony. To improve the jury system, the researchers suggested that judges give instructions to the jury at the beginning of a trial rather than at the end. They argued that this would permit jurors to concentrate on the most relevant evidence rather than filling in gaps with their own assumptions, which have little to do with the legality of a case.

The answer to which of the following questions is LEAST directly relevant to evaluating the researchers’ suggestion above?

A. Is it possible for a judge to instruct a jury at the end of a trial in such a way that jurors will disregard any irrelevant factors they had been using to weigh the evidence?

B. Will a jury that hears a judge’s instructions at the beginning of a trial be able to weigh the evidence accordingly once that evidence has actually been presented?

C. Will having judges give instructions at the beginning of a trial rather than at the end significantly alter the customary procedures employed by the judicial system?

D. Were the methods and or interview processes used by the researchers biased in any way?

E. If jurors hear the judge’s instructions at the beginning of a trial, what percentage of the factors that influence their decisions will be matters that were not presented in the evidence?
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

_________________

-------------------------
-Aravind Chembeti

BSchool Forum Moderator
User avatar
Status: Flying over the cloud!
Joined: 16 Aug 2011
Posts: 827
Location: Viet Nam
Concentration: International Business, Marketing
GMAT Date: 06-06-2014
GPA: 3.07
Followers: 60

Kudos [?]: 333 [0], given: 43

GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge CAT Tests
Re: In interviews with jurors inquiring how they [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2012, 00:43
Take 2.13'' to reach the answer C. My explanation is below:

Chembeti wrote:
In interviews with jurors inquiring how they arrived at their verdicts, researchers found that 40 percent of the references jurors made were to factors that had not been included in courtroom testimony. To improve the jury system, the researchers suggested that judges give instructions to the jury at the beginning of a trial rather than at the end. They argued that this would permit jurors to concentrate on the most relevant evidence rather than filling in gaps with their own assumptions, which have little to do with the legality of a case.

The answer to which of the following questions is LEAST directly relevant to evaluating the researchers’ suggestion above?

A. Is it possible for a judge to instruct a jury at the end of a trial in such a way that jurors will disregard any irrelevant factors they had been using to weigh the evidence? => YES/NO will help evaluating the suggestion of researcher

B. Will a jury that hears a judge’s instructions at the beginning of a trial be able to weigh the evidence accordingly once that evidence has actually been presented? => Unable/Able => evaluating the ability to give statement of the case

C. Will having judges give instructions at the beginning of a trial rather than at the end significantly alter the customary procedures employed by the judicial system? => the customary procedures does not affect anything on the inquiry of jurors

D. Were the methods and or interview processes used by the researchers biased in any way? => Bias/NOT bias => make consideration of the case

E. If jurors hear the judge’s instructions at the beginning of a trial, what percentage of the factors that influence their decisions will be matters that were not presented in the evidence? => too clearly, so I do not have to say :D

_________________

Rules for posting in verbal gmat forum, read it before posting anything in verbal forum
Giving me + 1 kudos if my post is valuable with you :)

The more you like my post, the more you share to other's need

CR: Focus of the Week: Must be True Question

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Status: May The Force Be With Me (D-DAY 15 May 2012)
Joined: 06 Jan 2012
Posts: 291
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Entrepreneurship
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 126 [0], given: 16

Reviews Badge
Re: In interviews with jurors inquiring how they [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2012, 00:56
+1 C

C. Will having judges give instructions at the beginning of a trial rather than at the end significantly alter the customary procedures employed by the judicial system?

Why the judicial system change? We are only concerned with the outcome when the judge gives the jury some instructions
_________________

Giving +1 kudos is a better way of saying 'Thank You'.


Last edited by boomtangboy on 27 Feb 2012, 02:10, edited 1 time in total.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 25 Nov 2011
Posts: 261
Location: India
Concentration: Technology, General Management
GPA: 3.95
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 80 [0], given: 20

Re: In interviews with jurors inquiring how they [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2012, 01:08
boomtangboy wrote:
+1 C

C. Will having judges give instructions at the beginning of a trial rather than at the end significantly alter the customary procedures employed by the judicial system?

Why the judicial system change? We are only concerned with the outcome when the judge gives the jury some instructions


@boomtangboy

You are correct; we are concerned with the outcome. But still, the proposed change/suggestion might affect judicial system because any "process" change most certainly affect existing system. For e.g, in this case, probably, trial might get delayed because jury is waiting for judge's instructions (this is a very high level view of the jury system; I might be wrong though :) )

(In case you have any doubts on this explanation, refer to the question again: it includes a word "LEAST" in capital form. That should give you a hint that EVERY option is affected)

Now, our problem is to identify which one is of least problamatic. Obviously C is the answer.

Hope I clarified your doubt.
_________________

-------------------------
-Aravind Chembeti

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 28 Feb 2011
Posts: 58
GMAT 1: Q V
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 14 [0], given: 18

Re: In interviews with jurors inquiring how they [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2012, 21:12
Chembeti wrote:
In interviews with jurors inquiring how they arrived at their verdicts, researchers found that 40 percent of the references jurors made were to factors that had not been included in courtroom testimony. To improve the jury system, the researchers suggested that judges give instructions to the jury at the beginning of a trial rather than at the end. They argued that this would permit jurors to concentrate on the most relevant evidence rather than filling in gaps with their own assumptions, which have little to do with the legality of a case.

The answer to which of the following questions is LEAST directly relevant to evaluating the researchers’ suggestion above?


conclusion : judges give instructions to jury at beginning of a trail rather than at end
premise 1: researchers conducted interviews with jurors on how they arrive at verdicts.
premise 2: researchers found 40% of ref made by jurors are not included in courtroom testimony
premise 3: instructions at the beginning would help jurors to concentrate on most relevant facts

A. Is it possible for a judge to instruct a jury at the end of a trial in such a way that jurors will disregard any irrelevant factors they had been using to weigh the evidence? if this is ture then there is no need to instruct at beginning of trail. hence this statement impacts researcher Conclusion

B. Will a jury that hears a judge’s instructions at the beginning of a trial be able to weigh the evidence accordingly once that evidence has actually been presented? impacts premise 3

C. Will having judges give instructions at the beginning of a trial rather than at the end significantly alter the customary procedures employed by the judicial system? no impacts on any of the premise or conclusion. hence the correct answer

D. Were the methods and or interview processes used by the researchers biased in any way? impacts overall process and conclusion. if process was baised then conclusion made in the statement will surely be in doubt

E. If jurors hear the judge’s instructions at the beginning of a trial, what percentage of the factors that influence their decisions will be matters that were not presented in the evidence? impacts premise 2. If this percent is lower than percent given in premise 2, then conclusion will be impacted
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 05 Sep 2010
Posts: 741
Followers: 57

Kudos [?]: 162 [0], given: 49

GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
Re: In interviews with jurors inquiring how they [#permalink] New post 04 Jun 2012, 04:15
2.48 min to reach C.how good it is ...?....
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 25 Mar 2012
Posts: 34
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 26

Re: In interviews with jurors inquiring how they arrived at [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2012, 09:06
what is the difficulty level of this question ?
GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
User avatar
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 4986
Followers: 521

Kudos [?]: 104 [0], given: 0

Premium Member
Re: In interviews with jurors inquiring how they arrived at [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2014, 21:52
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: In interviews with jurors inquiring how they arrived at   [#permalink] 11 Nov 2014, 21:52
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
14 Experts publish their posts in the topic On Pacific islands, a newly arrived gecko species, the house Swagatalakshmi 15 01 Mar 2007, 00:01
In a bureaucracy, all decisions are arrived at by a process dwivedys 7 16 Nov 2006, 09:54
During the month of May, crabs arrive on Delaware s beaches KC 3 02 Nov 2006, 21:14
Nearly all mail that is correctly addressed arrives at its gmatcrook 12 30 Aug 2006, 15:16
During the month of May, crabs arrive on Delaware ' s foolbox 6 17 Jun 2006, 02:20
Display posts from previous: Sort by

In interviews with jurors inquiring how they arrived at

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.