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# In a study, a group of college students was asked to view different

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In a study, a group of college students was asked to view different advertisements for a certain product. After having seen the ads, the men in the group said that they were more likely to buy the product than they were before they saw the ads, and the women said that they were not more or less likely to buy the product than before they saw the ads. Women, then, are less easily influenced by advertisements than are men.

Which of the following, if true, would most seriously weaken the conclusion above?

a) The average woman shops more frequently than does the average man.
b) When the study was repeated using a different group of students, only half of the men said that they were more likely to buy the product after having seen the ads.
c) Studies have shown that older men respond more positively to advertisements than do younger men.
d) The creators of the advertisements shown to the students were all women.
e) The product for which the students viewed the advertisements is used almost exclusively by men.

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01 Oct 2017, 03:55
The product for which the students viewed the advertisements is used almost exclusively by men.
It clearly states that product is exclusive fro men. So women are not interested before or after viewing the advertisement.

So E is the clear winner.
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The product for which the students viewed the advertisements is used almost exclusively by men.
It clearly states that product is exclusive fro men. So women are not interested before or after viewing the advertisement.

So E is the clear winner.

E also from point of view.

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05 Oct 2017, 06:18
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nkmungila wrote:
The product for which the students viewed the advertisements is used almost exclusively by men.
It clearly states that product is exclusive fro men. So women are not interested before or after viewing the advertisement.

So E is the clear winner.

E also from point of view.

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E is the correct answer

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05 Oct 2017, 08:39
In a study, a group of college students was asked to view different advertisements for a certain product. After having seen the ads, the men in the group said that they were more likely to buy the product than they were before they saw the ads, and the women said that they were not more or less likely to buy the product than before they saw the ads. Women, then, are less easily influenced by advertisements than are men.

Which of the following, if true, would most seriously weaken the conclusion above?

e) The product for which the students viewed the advertisements is used almost exclusively by men.

The most efficient way to weaken is to find the underlying assumptions that author has made in the argument.
Here the author made assumptions that all other factors that can affect the men and women differently are constant. So one of the way to weaken is to say put light on these factors.
Choice E does the exact same thing.
The product for which the students viewed the advertisements is used almost exclusively by men.
This choice gives the reason for the respective behaviors of men and women. It is not because Women are less easily influenced by advertisements than are men but rather because the products shown are exclusively used by men.

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