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# Dr. Sheila Porter plans to run an experiment using nursing

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06 May 2011, 09:48
It's D. I originally thought it was B. However after further review, B does state that she had anything to do with the patient getting better.

D. States the grade was solely based on how well she worked with patients. Better choice.

No choice really had much to do with the hypothesis!
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06 May 2011, 22:31
i go for D
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07 May 2011, 12:33
D
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09 May 2011, 18:12
Yeah D is the best one according to me
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11 May 2011, 07:38
I choose D. This is because the hypotheses was to be tested when they are working with patients. Only D fits the bill.
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11 May 2011, 23:09
D (2:55 min) , i think the timing sucked on this one , but the word 'illustrates' kind of confuses on how to categorize the question.
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18 May 2011, 05:22
i agree with D
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11 May 2012, 07:13
tenaman10 wrote:
Dr. Sheila Porter plans to run an experiment using nursing students. Each student will be shown either a pleasant nature film or a disturbing horror film. Each student will be observed by someone who—looking only at the student’s facial expressions—must ascertain which film is being shown. Students shown the horror movie are told to hide their feelings in order to convince the observer that they are watching a pleasant film. Dr. Porter hypothesizes that all the students in the experiment who are convincing will be among the best at working with patients. The hypothesis will be tested by comparing the convincing students and unconvincing students in terms of their performance with patents.

Which one of the following incidents best illustrates Dr. Porter’s hypothesis?

(A) Niles, the most convincing student in the experiment, later went on to become a physician.
(B) After graduating, Yoshiro, a nursing student who was convincing in the experiment, helped care for Bram, a patient at a hospital. Bram recovered from his operation.
(C) After graduating, Kim, a nursing student in the experiment who watched the nature film, was removed from the staff of a hospital for unacceptable performance in patient care.
(D) Daria, a nursing student who was convincing in the experiment, later received “A’s” in those classes in which working with patients in a teaching hospital was the sole basis of her grades.
(E) Marite, a nursing student who was not convincing in the experiment, later quit nursing school.

Why is B wrong?

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--> Dr. Porter hypothesizes that all the students in the experiment who are convincing will be among the best at working with patients.

Premise:

Students shown the horror movie are told to hide their feelings in order to convince the observer that they are watching a pleasant film

The argument clearly shows that it is difficult for people watching a horror movie. Who are already watching a natural movie need not try. So the focus is more on people watching Horror.

(A) Niles, the most convincing student in the experiment, later went on to become a physician. - Doesn't mean that any other student cannot become physician. Moreover as a physician his performance is not stated as the best as hypothesis mentioned.

(B) After graduating, Yoshiro, a nursing student who was convincing in the experiment, helped care for Bram, a patient at a hospital. Bram recovered from his operation. - No specifics as best rated. Also we cannot generalize the performance of Yoshiro is best based on single patient/case

(C) After graduating, Kim, a nursing student in the experiment who watched the nature film, was removed from the staff of a hospital for unacceptable performance in patient care. - Somehow felt irrelevant

(D) Daria, a nursing student who was convincing in the experiment, later received “A’s” in those classes in which working with patients in a teaching hospital was the sole basis of her grades. - This is cohirent to the conclusion stated.

(E) Marite, a nursing student who was not convincing in the experiment, later quit nursing school.
- No reason is specified, even if we agree that she didn't perform well. Any personal reason may have lead to this, etc.; She is not dismissed or removed from work.
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13 May 2013, 11:09
Choice D best demonstrates excellence in working with patients (by receiving an 'A' in the course). One could infer from Choice B that Yoshiro is good at working with patients since Bram, a patient he worked with, recovered from his operation, but you would be assuming that Yoshiro was the reason that Bram recovered, which is unproven. Choice D also doesn't specifically address "working with patients", again you would have to assume that was Yoshiro's role.

'D' is just a better, unambiguous answer which doesn't require you to assume anything.
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18 May 2013, 18:40
D it is.Not a stand out option but the best amongst all.
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17 Jul 2016, 08:32
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