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# Lark Manufacturing Company initated a voluntary Quality

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Lark Manufacturing Company initated a voluntary Quality [#permalink]

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02 Jun 2004, 07:59
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Lark Manufacturing Company initated a voluntary Quality Circles program fro machine operatiors. Independent surveys of employee attitudes indicated that the machine operators participating in the program were less satisfied with their work situations after two years of the program's existence than they were at the program's start. Obviously, any workers who participate in a Quality Circles program will, as a result, become less satisfied with their jobs.

Each of the following, if true, would weaken the conclusion drawn above EXCEPT:

(A) The second survey occurred during a period of recession when rumors of cutbacks and layoffs at Lark Manufacturing were plentiful.

(B)The surveys also showed that those Lark machine operators who neither participated in Quality Circles nor kenw anyone who did so reported the same degree of lessened satisfaction with their work situations as did the Lark machine operators who participated in Quality Circles.

(C) While participating in Quality Circles at Lark Manufacturing, machine operators exhibited two of the primary indicators of improved job satisfaction: increased productivity and decreased absenteeism.

(D)Several workers at Lark Manufacturing who had participated in Quality Circles while employed at other companies reported that, while participating in Quality CIrcles in their previous companies, their work satisfaction had increased.

(E)The machine operators who participated in Quality Circles reported that, when the program started, they felt that participation might improve their work situations.

Could anyone give me an answer and the reason ? Thank you

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02 Jun 2004, 09:58
E ...

A,B,C,D weaken colclusion

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02 Jun 2004, 13:14
I guess it is E.

E adds nothing to the argument

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03 Jun 2004, 02:14
Could anybody explain this?

thank you

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03 Jun 2004, 03:02
Confused between (C) and (E). Can anyone suggest why (C) is wrong?

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03 Jun 2004, 07:31
mba wrote:
Confused between (C) and (E). Can anyone suggest why (C) is wrong?

Notice C actually strengthens the claim. We are looking for an answer choice that would weaken the claim. Only E if true would weaken the claim.
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03 Jun 2004, 08:38
Why is E weaken ?

Could you explain more ?

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03 Jun 2004, 09:41
Hi

My shot the answer is ┬┤E`.

The question asked is all the statements weaken, EXCEPT. Statement C, strengthns it, Hence thats the answer.

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