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an inversly thinking CR from GMAT EXAM 2

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Hi Experts,
this is a question from GMAT EXAM 2 now,

Junior biomedical researchers have long assumed that their hirings and promotions depend significantly on the amount of their published work. People responsible for making hiring and promotion decisions in the biomedical research field, however, are influenced much more by the overall impact that a candidate's scientific publications have on his or her field than by the number of those publications.

The information above, if accurate, argues most strongly against which of the following claims?

a. Even biomedical researchers who are just beginning their careers are expected already to have published articles of major significance to the field.
b. Contributions to the field of biomedical research are generally considered to be significant only if the work is published.
c. The potential scientific importance of not-yet-published work is sometimes taken into account in decisions regarding the hiring or promotion of biomedical researchers.
d. People responsible for hiring or promoting biomedical researchers can reasonably be expected to make a fair assessment of the overall impact of a candidate's publications on his or her field.
e. Biomedical researchers can substantially increase their chances of promotion by fragmenting their research findings so that they are published in several journals instead of one.


at first i picked up B, but after thinking for a while, i think E is the best and my reasoning is :

first the stem suggests that the prompt against the choices , because "the information above , if accurate, .....
So IMO, choices are claims and we need one that is against the prompt.

second, the prompt suggests that impact is more important than the number of the publications, so my goal is to find one that impact is not more imprtant than the number of the publications. whatever the impact is same importance as the number of the publications or less important than the number.

genuinely want your confirmation.

thanks a lot
have a nice day.
>_~

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Re: an inversly thinking CR from GMAT EXAM 2 [#permalink]

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zoezhuyan wrote:
Hi Experts,
this is a question from GMAT EXAM 2 now,

Junior biomedical researchers have long assumed that their hirings and promotions depend significantly on the amount of their published work. People responsible for making hiring and promotion decisions in the biomedical research field, however, are influenced much more by the overall impact that a candidate's scientific publications have on his or her field than by the number of those publications.

The information above, if accurate, argues most strongly against which of the following claims?

a. Even biomedical researchers who are just beginning their careers are expected already to have published articles of major significance to the field.
b. Contributions to the field of biomedical research are generally considered to be significant only if the work is published.
c. The potential scientific importance of not-yet-published work is sometimes taken into account in decisions regarding the hiring or promotion of biomedical researchers.
d. People responsible for hiring or promoting biomedical researchers can reasonably be expected to make a fair assessment of the overall impact of a candidate's publications on his or her field.
e. Biomedical researchers can substantially increase their chances of promotion by fragmenting their research findings so that they are published in several journals instead of one.


at first i picked up B, but after thinking for a while, i think E is the best and my reasoning is :

first the stem suggests that the prompt against the choices , because "the information above , if accurate, .....
So IMO, choices are claims and we need one that is against the prompt.

second, the prompt suggests that impact is more important than the number of the publications, so my goal is to find one that impact is not more imprtant than the number of the publications. whatever the impact is same importance as the number of the publications or less important than the number.

genuinely want your confirmation.

thanks a lot
have a nice day.
>_~

Dear zoezhuyan,

I'm happy to respond. :-)

The short answer is: yes. (E) would be the strategy of someone who wanted to boost the number of papers without changing the impact at all. The information in the prompt explains that this would be a bad idea. Yes, you decided on (E) for the right reason.

Mike :-)
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Re: an inversly thinking CR from GMAT EXAM 2   [#permalink] 26 Dec 2016, 19:22
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