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Many youngsters between the ages of 15-30 are suffering from limited attention span. A recent study has shown that 80% of these youngsters who have this disorder are interrupted by, the ringing or beeping of their mobile phones, once every in ten minutes. In all likelihood Robert, aged 24, has the limited attention span disorder because he attends to his mobile once every five minutes.


A.Fails to consider that there might be other causes for youngsters developing limited attention span disorder.
B.Does not take into account the probability that Robert might be among the 20% of the people who are not interrupted by their mobile phones once every 15 minutes
C.Uses a coincidence to establish a causal relationship between two unrelated variables
D.It assumes the converse of the relationship it established by the study to be true
E.Takes a very myopic view of limited attention span.
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Re: Flawed Argument [#permalink] New post 16 Sep 2012, 02:37
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Many youngsters between the ages of 15-30 are suffering from limited attention span. A recent study has shown that 80% of these youngsters who have this disorder are interrupted by, the ringing or beeping of their mobile phones, once every in ten minutes. In all likelihood Robert, aged 24, has the limited attention span disorder because he attends to his mobile once every five minutes.


A.Fails to consider that there might be other causes for youngsters developing limited attention span disorder.
B.Does not take into account the probability that Robert might be among the 20% of the people who are not interrupted by their mobile phones once every 15 minutes
C.Uses a coincidence to establish a causal relationship between two unrelated variables
D.It assumes the converse of the relationship it established by the study to be true
E.Takes a very myopic view of limited attention span.


It is a typical cause n effect relationship. C= LAS n E= Interruption by phones.
Option D reverses the causal relationship: C= Mobile attention n E= LAS
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