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# Most research scientists who work for corporate consulting f

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Most research scientists who work for corporate consulting firms have low levels of job satisfaction. However, Expert Consulting is known throughout the industry for research scientists who experience very high levels of job satisfaction. Expert Consulting attributes its success in cultivating happy employees to its programs enabling staff scientists to work on their own research projects in addition to working for clients.

Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports Expert Consulting’s explanation of its success in cultivating happy employees?

A. Some scientists experience low job satisfaction when they must work more than full time.
B. Most scientists at corporate consulting firms come from academic programs that they entered because they enjoyed pursuing their own research questions
C. Many of Expert Consulting’s senior staff scientists divide their time between working on their own research projects and working for clients.
D. Working on their own research projects shields scientists from exposure to other industries in which they might find better paying jobs.
E. The cost of living near Expert Consulting is relatively low compared to areas in which some other scientific consulting firms.
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01 Apr 2014, 00:46
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1st sentence claim but does not give any reasons, leaving it open to assume many reasons. Although, 3rd provides reason that researchers are allowed to work on their own research as well as on client.

To support this, we need to find what is motivating these employees to stay

A. But working on client as we'll on their own project will make them work more...we'll it weakens.
B. yes, if they are interested in their own research which is what EC offers they are happy and they will stay.
C. This tells us how they do it not why they are not leaving or happy.
D. This tell us that they are just too busy and are do not have time to look for better paying job. Nothing that tells us how they are happy.
E. Does not tell us whether they are happy or not just tells us they are just sucking it up and staying.

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02 Apr 2014, 04:26
Here we have two consulting firms
a) corporate consulting firms b) Expert Consulting .

Here we are told that Research scientists at Expert Consulting are having high job satisfaction and Research scientists at
corporate consulting are having low job satisfaction.

Here the assumption is that "Research scientists are more inclined to work for their own research projects than to clients".

But what if "scientists were assigned on different work"??

Then they definitely have low levels of job satisfaction .
Here except option B all options are irrelevant to the given Question.

Choice B indirectly strengthens by stating that " they entered because they enjoy pursuing their own research projects".

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02 Apr 2014, 19:54
Hi,

Answer B states that Scientist in corporate consulting firms and NOT EXPERT CONSULTING FIRMS - how can it be correct? If the corporate were to be changed to EXPERT in the sentence then that would make more sense? Please further elaborate. Thanks.
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02 Apr 2014, 20:32
Hi smartyman,

Let's first evaluate all the answer choices

a) Some scientists experience low job satisfaction when they must work more than full time.

we are not concerned with full time Vs Part Time (irrelevant)

c) Many of Expert Consulting’s senior staff scientists divide their time between working on their own research projects and working for clients.

Yes , this choice explains the reason for the satisfaction of Expert Consulting staff, but it does not explain why corporate consulting staff have low levels of job satisfaction.

d) Working on their own research projects shields scientists from exposure to other industries in which they might find better paying jobs.
this weakens the assumption.

e) The cost of living near Expert Consulting is relatively low compared to areas in which some other scientific consulting firms.

We are not concerned with cost of living.

B) Most scientists at corporate consulting firms come from academic programs that they entered because they enjoyed pursuing their own research questions

It strengthens the assumption and explains why Expert consulting staff are happy and why corporate consulting staff are not happy.

Hope this explains.
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03 Jul 2014, 01:26
As I see it, D is also a contender.
It looks as if D says that the scientists don't know that there are better offers and industries, and this might contribute to them being happy.... how do we rule that out?
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19 Mar 2016, 07:14
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Most research scientists who work for corporate consulting firms have low levels of job satisfaction. However, Expert Consulting is known throughout the industry for research scientists who experience very high levels of job satisfaction. Expert Consulting attributes its success in cultivating happy employees to its programs enabling staff scientists to work on their own research projects in addition to working for clients.

Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports Expert Consulting’s explanation of its success in cultivating happy employees?

Some scientists experience low job satisfaction when they must work more than full time.
Most scientists at corporate consulting firms come from academic programs that they entered because they enjoyed pursuing their own research questions
Many of Expert Consulting’s senior staff scientists divide their time between working on their own research projects and working for clients.
Working on their own research projects shields scientists from exposure to other industries in which they might find better paying jobs.
The cost of living near Expert Consulting is relatively low compared to areas in which some other scientific consulting firms.

I strongly feel B is the answer
The question is which of the following most strongly supports the explanation in the prompt.
Explanation is that because the people do their research they stay.
TO kill the explanation in the nerve center we have to tell that the people stay but not because they are given time for their own research.

Now lets analyse the option c
Many of Expert Consulting’s senior staff scientists divide their time between working on their own research projects and working for clients

IF we negate this option only some of them divide their time b/w working on own research project.

Experts please check the line of reasoning
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07 May 2017, 09:55
it is not hard to answer this question because all A,C,D,E are out of scope
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14 Nov 2018, 03:42
why option C is wrong ? it rightly says that Expert consulting is allowing its scientists to work on the topic of their interest. while option B is saying in general about the corporate consulting firms. we need to support why Expert Consulting is successful, not other consulting firms?

can the right answer be option C?
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18 Dec 2018, 08:06
HarveyS wrote:
Most research scientists who work for corporate consulting firms have low levels of job satisfaction. However, Expert Consulting is known throughout the industry for research scientists who experience very high levels of job satisfaction. Expert Consulting attributes its success in cultivating happy employees to its programs enabling staff scientists to work on their own research projects in addition to working for clients.

Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports Expert Consulting’s explanation of its success in cultivating happy employees?

A. Some scientists experience low job satisfaction when they must work more than full time.
B. Most scientists at corporate consulting firms come from academic programs that they entered because they enjoyed pursuing their own research questions
C. Many of Expert Consulting’s senior staff scientists divide their time between working on their own research projects and working for clients.
D. Working on their own research projects shields scientists from exposure to other industries in which they might find better paying jobs.
E. The cost of living near Expert Consulting is relatively low compared to areas in which some other scientific consulting firms.

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Expert Consulting’s credits its success in sustaining high employee job satisfaction to the way it allows scientists to work on independent research. On this Strengthen question, look for an answer that explicitly connects happiness to independent research. Only answer (B) does so. Answer (A) is incorrect because we have no way of knowing whether working on independent projects and client projects together makes scientists work more than full time. Answer (C) is out of scope because it tells us nothing about job satisfaction. Answers (D) and (E) are also out of scope because they focus on the questions of pay and cost of living, neither of which are factors that figure into Expert Consulting’s explanation of its success.
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05 Feb 2019, 00:37
HarveyS wrote:
Most research scientists who work for corporate consulting firms have low levels of job satisfaction. However, Expert Consulting is known throughout the industry for research scientists who experience very high levels of job satisfaction. Expert Consulting attributes its success in cultivating happy employees to its programs enabling staff scientists to work on their own research projects in addition to working for clients.

Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports Expert Consulting’s explanation of its success in cultivating happy employees?

A. Some scientists experience low job satisfaction when they must work more than full time.
B. Most scientists at corporate consulting firms come from academic programs that they entered because they enjoyed pursuing their own research questions
C. Many of Expert Consulting’s senior staff scientists divide their time between working on their own research projects and working for clients.
D. Working on their own research projects shields scientists from exposure to other industries in which they might find better paying jobs.
E. The cost of living near Expert Consulting is relatively low compared to areas in which some other scientific consulting firms.

Strongly supports will be to chose an answer option which will support the below claim
Expert Consulting attributes its success in cultivating happy employees to its programs enabling staff scientists to work on their own research projects in addition to working for clients

Out of B C and D
B. Most scientists at corporate consulting firms come from academic programs that they entered because they enjoyed pursuing their own research questions
Okay this supports what has been told here

C. Many of Expert Consulting’s senior staff scientists divide their time between working on their own research projects and working for clients.
This is just talking about senior staff scientist what about the rest ??-> Out

D. Working on their own research projects shields scientists from exposure to other industries in which they might find better paying jobs.
Okay, now i get it, this doesn't tell why they are happy, just that they are unaware of certain things -> Out
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18 Jul 2019, 11:45
Here EC claims that scientists in their firm are happy as they're allowed to work on their own projects along with working on client project.
Given : scientists are unhappy in consulting firms and happier in EC

To strengthen we need an option that could add either
1.add to the reason EC has provided
or
2. add a reason for the negation "scientists are unhappy in consulting firms"

A. Some scientists experience low job satisfaction when they must work more than full time.- This choice plays neither of the role of 1 or 2. So eliminate
B. Most scientists at corporate consulting firms come from academic programs that they entered because they enjoyed pursuing their own research questions - Yes, this is what 2nd option whats. Hold it.
C. Many of Expert Consulting’s senior staff scientists divide their time between working on their own research projects and working for clients. - This choice plays neither of the role of 1 or 2. So eliminate
D. Working on their own research projects shields scientists from exposure to other industries in which they might find better paying jobs.- This is a weakener. So eliminate
E. The cost of living near Expert Consulting is relatively low compared to areas in which some other scientific consulting firms. - Out of scope

Hence B
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