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Can someone explain why Q3 is E and not A?


First lets look at the structure of the passage:
Topic: factors affecting y consumers try new products
P1: (the main idea is right in the first sentence) what motivates ppl to try new products
Previous research states sth -> some conclude sth, others report sth else -> Reason to resolve the conflict
P2: another factor - credibility
However, sth
Author's pov: these conflicting findings...
Tone: neutral/indifferent/disinterest

I'm sure B,C,D are easy to be eliminated. Choice A is tempting because it pertains to 'why consumers try new products', but the first part is incorrect because first of all it does not 'challenge' anything, it simply lists down all the research & their findings; secondly the 'implications of previous research' is not mentioned in the passage. Say, if I were to write an outline for this answer, I would begin with introducing the previous research, then their implications and start asking some questions regarding those implications. I would even go further by addressing my point of view that hey I'm not sure your implications are cool enough & blah blah (of course GMAT's tone is mostly neutral, I'm just giving an example :)
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New post 21 Sep 2018, 07:12
4/4, time taken 7:14 including for reading passage
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Got 4/4 correct in 9:48 min including 3:30 min to read the passage!
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New post 14 Oct 2018, 10:20
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Can someone explain why Q3 is E and not A?


A is Incorrect – Nowhere in the passage have any findings been challenged or questioned, even when there is a conflict between them. Rather the conflict has been explained.

E is correct as the passage discusses the factors as indicated by various researches, that influence a consumer’s decision to try out a new advertised product.
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