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# A company s personnel director surveyed employees about

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A company's personnel director surveyed employees about their satisfaction with the company's system for awarding employee performance ratings. The survey data indicated that employees who received high ratings were very satisfied with the system. The personnel director concluded from these data that the company's best-performing employees liked the system.

The personnel director's conclusion assumes which of the following?

(A) No other performance rating system is as good as the current system.
(B) The company's best-performing employees received high ratings.
(C) Employees who received low ratings were dissatisfied with the system.
(D) Employees who receive high ratings from a performance-rating system will like that system.
(E) The company's best-performing employees were motivated to perform well by the knowledge that they would receive performance ratings
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15 Aug 2011, 00:17
well well well...

pls help me with an insight to rule out option C..it says "Employees who received low ratings were dissatisfied with the system"

If we negate it...employess who received low ratings ARE also satisfied with the system..doesnt it break the conclusion?
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15 Aug 2011, 02:59
DeeptiM wrote:
well well well...

pls help me with an insight to rule out option C..it says "Employees who received low ratings were dissatisfied with the system"

If we negate it...employess who received low ratings ARE also satisfied with the system..doesnt it break the conclusion?

+1 for B

Deepti, you may want to check out my post for another CR. ur making the same mistake

http://gmatclub.com/forum/masterpieces-of-literature-118849.html

hope it helps!!
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15 Aug 2011, 08:34
assumption fills the missing link here...
employees who received high ratings were very satisfied with the system...
company's best-performing employees liked the system

The company's best-performing employees received high ratings
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16 Dec 2011, 01:56
choice B connect the high rating system to the best performing employee. So, it is the correct one.
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23 Dec 2011, 01:19
Another one with a logic gap. The assumption in B, the correct answer, ties the ends of the premises to the conclusion.
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10 Jun 2013, 00:32
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A company’s personnel director surveyed employees about their satisfaction
with the company’s system for awarding employee performance ratings. The
survey data indicated that employees who received high ratings were very
satisfied with the system. The personnel director concluded from these data
that the company’s best-performing employees liked the system.

The personnel director’s conclusion assumes which of the following?

(A) No other performance rating system is as good as the current system.
(B) The company’s best-performing employees received high ratings.
(C) Employees who received low ratings were dissatisfied with the system.
(D) Employees who receive high ratings from a performance-rating system
will like that system.
(E) The company’s best-performing employees were motivated to perform well
by the knowledge that they would receive performance ratings.
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10 Jun 2013, 12:03
soniedarshan wrote:
A company’s personnel director surveyed employees about their satisfaction
with the company’s system for awarding employee performance ratings. The
survey data indicated that employees who received high ratings were very
satisfied with the system. The personnel director concluded from these data
that the company’s best-performing employees liked the system.

The personnel director’s conclusion assumes which of the following?

(A) No other performance rating system is as good as the current system. -> out of scope
(B) The company’s best-performing employees received high ratings. -> correct, also if you use the negation test it shatters the argument's conclusion
(C) Employees who received low ratings were dissatisfied with the system. -> maybe, but this is not an assumption and we do not care about employees with low ratings
(D) Employees who receive high ratings from a performance-rating system
will like that system. -> an out of scope inference
(E) The company’s best-performing employees were motivated to perform well
by the knowledge that they would receive performance ratings. -> out of scope, we don't know that nor can we assume that

what is the source of this question?
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17 Oct 2013, 08:43
B, In this argument we need to fill the void between the premise and conclusion

Premise 1: The survey data indicated that employees who received high ratings were very
satisfied with the system

Conclusion:The personnel director concluded from these data that the company’s best-performing employees liked the system.

How can you conclude that best performing employees liked the system from the given premise ?

Pre-thinking: best performing employees received high ratings and hence were satisfied with it.

A company’s personnel director surveyed employees about their satisfaction
with the company’s system for awarding employee performance ratings. The
survey data indicated that employees who received high ratings were very
satisfied with the system. The personnel director concluded from these data
that the company’s best-performing employees liked the system.

The personnel director’s conclusion assumes which of the following?

(A) No other performance rating system is as good as the current system. We are not discussing the accuracy of the rating system
(B) The company’s best-performing employees received high ratings. Correct as explained above
(C) Employees who received low ratings were dissatisfied with the system. You can't assume that those who received poor ratings were not satisfied with the system
(D) Employees who receive high ratings from a performance-rating system
will like that system. It does not fill the void; You can't get to the conclusion based on the given premise and this assumption
(E) The company’s best-performing employees were motivated to perform well
by the knowledge that they would receive performance ratings. too far fetched of an assumption
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17 Oct 2013, 19:46
(A) No other performance rating system is as good as the current system.---- Incorrect, There could be another performance rating system that is as good. No information in the passage about other rating systems.
(B) The company’s best-performing employees received high ratings.---- CORRECT.
(C) Employees who received low ratings were dissatisfied with the system.--- Not true. Even the employees who received low rating could be satisfied. Just because high ratings=satisfaction, it does not mean low rating=dissatisfaction.
(D) Employees who receive high ratings from a performance-rating system
will like that system.---- Incorrect, because it is not for sure that employees who receive high rating will like the PRS. Maybe the employees expected an even higher rating and because of which dislike the PRS.
(E) The company’s best-performing employees were motivated to perform well
by the knowledge that they would receive performance ratings.--- Irrelevant. The employees could be motivated because of money, recognition, promotion etc etc.
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09 Jan 2014, 09:35
crick20002002 wrote:
A company's personnel director surveyed employees about their satisfaction with the company's system for awarding employee performance ratings. The survey data indicated that employees who received high ratings were very satisfied with the system. The personnel director concluded from these data that the company's best-performing employees liked the system.

The personnel director's conclusion assumes which of the following?

(A) No other performance rating system is as good as the current system.
(B) The company's best-performing employees received high ratings.
(C) Employees who received low ratings were dissatisfied with the system.
(D) Employees who receive high ratings from a performance-rating system will like that system.
(E) The company's best-performing employees were motivated to perform well by the knowledge that they would receive performance ratings

Negating B will totally tear the argument ppart

So B it is

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31 Aug 2015, 11:28
jlgdr wrote:
crick20002002 wrote:
A company's personnel director surveyed employees about their satisfaction with the company's system for awarding employee performance ratings. The survey data indicated that employees who received high ratings were very satisfied with the system. The personnel director concluded from these data that the company's best-performing employees liked the system.

The personnel director's conclusion assumes which of the following?

(A) No other performance rating system is as good as the current system.
(B) The company's best-performing employees received high ratings.
(C) Employees who received low ratings were dissatisfied with the system.
(D) Employees who receive high ratings from a performance-rating system will like that system.
(E) The company's best-performing employees were motivated to perform well by the knowledge that they would receive performance ratings

Negating B will totally tear the argument ppart

So B it is

No need for negation for this quo..
For me its a inference one
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28 Jul 2017, 10:59
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