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inference vs conclusion [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2007, 07:42
Hi friends ,

Could you please tell me the diff between "inference" and "conclusion" for CR questions. I get them wrong many times.

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Re: inference vs conclusion [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2007, 10:44
vc_pec wrote:
Hi friends ,

Could you please tell me the diff between "inference" and "conclusion" for CR questions. I get them wrong many times.

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vishal


Conclusion is usually something that is explicitly stated. Inference is another type of conclusion but is not explicitly stated. You need to reach it by using the information provided.

I think other members can chime in with their opinions too
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2007, 02:45
A conclusion, ideally, should follow from the given information. Sometimes, the conclusion is missing from the argument and your job is to find the conclusion. In other words, your task is to infer what the conclusion might be.

In other cases, the conclusion is explicitely stated within the argument. For example, GMAT exams should not be used as part of the admission process because the exam has a very low reliability coefficient. Therefore, such exams cannot be valid measures of performance.

The main conclusion here would be that the GMAT is not a valid measure of performance. We can also infer that the reliability influences validity - that is, we can deduce this statement from the argument, even though it is not explicity stated.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2007, 03:13
alfyG wrote:
A conclusion, ideally, should follow from the given information. Sometimes, the conclusion is missing from the argument and your job is to find the conclusion. In other words, your task is to infer what the conclusion might be.

In other cases, the conclusion is explicitely stated within the argument. For example, GMAT exams should not be used as part of the admission process because the exam has a very low reliability coefficient. Therefore, such exams cannot be valid measures of performance.

The main conclusion here would be that the GMAT is not a valid measure of performance. We can also infer that the reliability influences validity - that is, we can deduce this statement from the argument, even though it is not explicity stated.


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 [#permalink] New post 20 Apr 2007, 21:44
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Good explanation.

Conclusion is information which can be concluded from the given evidences.

Inference is that information which you can squeeze out of the given evidence and conclusion.
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