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Working shorter workweeks causes managers to feel less [#permalink] New post 09 Dec 2010, 12:25
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Working shorter workweeks causes managers to feel
less stress than does working longer workweeks. In
addition, greater perceived control over one's work
life reduces stress levels. It can be concluded, there-
fore, that shorter workweeks cause managers to feel
they have more control over their work life.

The argument made above uses which of the follow-
ing questionable techniques?
(A) Associating two conditions as cause and effect
on the basis of their being causally associated
with the same phenomenon
(B) Taking for granted that two factors that have a
certain effect individually produce that effect
more strongly when both act together.
(C) Assuming what it sets out to prove
(D) Using an irrelevant point in order to draw a
conclusion
(E) Basing a conclusion on preconceived views
about the needs of managers

Please can someone explain how to deal with such a question type.
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shorter workweeks - SW, Stress - S, More control - MC ;

Argument structure - 1. SW -> S less
2. MC -> S less
3. SW -> MC Conclusion.

From Conclusion we understand -
Shorter work weeks causes more control over once work.So, factors are Casually related.
Two independent factors MC and SW have been shown connected by single factor which is stress.

Among the options A matches perfectly.Hence the answer.

PS - For any argument in CR, the structural diagram is important.If you get it clear,mistakes will be lesser.

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Re: Working shorter workweeks causes managers [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2010, 07:13
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Re: Working shorter workweeks causes managers [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2011, 09:37
It's A.

Amit explains it best!
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Re: Working shorter workweeks causes managers [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2011, 12:36
short --> less stress
more control --> less stress
????short ----> more control ???? a wrong causal statement
Re: Working shorter workweeks causes managers   [#permalink] 17 Aug 2011, 12:36
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