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A nationwide study of sibling rivalry shows that brothers and sisters

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A nationwide study of sibling rivalry shows that brothers and sisters continue to compete throughout their lives. The majority of those who volunteered to be interviewed for the study convinced the researchers that many of their daily actions were caused by sibling rivalry.

If true, which of the following most weakens the findings stated above?

A) Short interviews tend to be less reliable than long interviews.

B) Rivalry between sisters is more intense than between brothers.

C) Causation is an elusive concept.

D) The siblings who volunteered for the study are atypical.

E) Competition is engaged in by many unrelated people.

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A nationwide study of sibling rivalry shows that brothers and sisters continue to compete throughout their lives. The majority of those who volunteered to be interviewed for the study convinced the researchers that many of their daily actions were caused by sibling rivalry.

If true, which of the following most weakens the findings stated above?

A) Short interviews tend to be less reliable than long interviews.
The lenght of the interview is out of scope.

B) Rivalry between sisters is more intense than between brothers.
Out of scope since we are disuccing rivalry between brothers and sisters only.

C) Causation is an elusive concept.
Vague point,Does not provide a valid point.

D) The siblings who volunteered for the study are atypical.
To weaknen a argument that includes survey or stats ,The relliability of the survey can be questioned and since the point provides that the people who filled the survey were atypical or were not the true representation of the total group.
Correct answer.

E) Competition is engaged in by many unrelated people.
Out of scope., Competition between brother and sisters is onyl discussed.
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A nationwide study of sibling rivalry shows that brothers and sisters continue to compete throughout their lives. The majority of those who volunteered to be interviewed for the study convinced the researchers that many of their daily actions were caused by sibling rivalry.

If true, which of the following most weakens the findings stated above?

A) Short interviews tend to be less reliable than long interviews.

B) Rivalry between sisters is more intense than between brothers.

C) Causation is an elusive concept.

D) The siblings who volunteered for the study are atypical.

E) Competition is engaged in by many unrelated people.

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I bet on D ....credibility of survey is questioned in option D .
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New post 09 Apr 2017, 03:42
Can someone clarify the conclusion in this question. To me it looks more like a fact set than an argument to deal with Weaken questions.
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