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# Sam: Statistics show that hospital patients who have no health insura

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26 Jul 2018, 16:36
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Sam: Statistics show that hospital patients who have no health insurance generally get fewer diagnostic procedures and leave the hospital sooner than do patients who are insured. People without insurance are obviously not being cared for properly.

Dan: On the contrary, what your statistics show is that people insist on undergoing all sorts of unnecessary procedures when they know that someone else is footing the bill.

Which of the following best describes Dan's response to Sam?

A) He denies the truth of Sam's statistical evidence.
B) He shows that Sam's argument is based on insufficient evidence.
C) He provides counterevidence that contradicts that cited by Sam.
D) He shows that Sam's argument is biased because of an unfair preconception.
E) He provides an alternative explanation for the facts cited by Sam.

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26 Jul 2018, 20:59
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Carlgrc wrote:
Sam: Statistics show that hospital patients who have no health insurance generally get fewer diagnostic procedures and leave the hospital sooner than do patients who are insured. People without insurance are obviously not being cared for properly.

Dan: On the contrary, what your statistics show is that people insist on undergoing all sorts of unnecessary procedures when they know that someone else is footing the bill.

Which of the following best describes Dan's response to Sam?

A) He denies the truth of Sam's statistical evidence.
B) He shows that Sam's argument is based on insufficient evidence.
C) He provides counterevidence that contradicts that cited by Sam.
D) He shows that Sam's argument is biased because of an unfair preconception.
E) He provides an alternative explanation for the facts cited by Sam.

+1 for E

Sam argues by saying X does Y
Dan responds by saying X does Y but because of Z, which is an alternative explanation.
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26 Jul 2018, 21:17
Carlgrc wrote:
Sam: Statistics show that hospital patients who have no health insurance generally get fewer diagnostic procedures and leave the hospital sooner than do patients who are insured. People without insurance are obviously not being cared for properly.

Dan: On the contrary, what your statistics show is that people insist on undergoing all sorts of unnecessary procedures when they know that someone else is footing the bill.

Which of the following best describes Dan's response to Sam?

A) He denies the truth of Sam's statistical evidence.
B) He shows that Sam's argument is based on insufficient evidence.
C) He provides counterevidence that contradicts that cited by Sam.
D) He shows that Sam's argument is biased because of an unfair preconception.
E) He provides an alternative explanation for the facts cited by Sam.

Evidence given by Sam is never questioned by Dan. So, you can eliminate A, B and C. D is sure not the case with Dan.
E is correct- Dan shows Sam another side of his own explanation.
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09 Aug 2018, 17:46
dimmak wrote:
Sam: Statistics show that hospital patients who have no health insurance generally get fewer diagnostic procedures and leave the hospital sooner than do patients who are insured. People without insurance are obviously not being cared for properly.

Dan: On the contrary, what your statistics show is that people insist on undergoing all sorts of unnecessary procedures when they know that someone else is footing the bill.

Which of the following best describes Dan's response to Sam?

A) He denies the truth of Sam's statistical evidence.
B) He shows that Sam's argument is based on insufficient evidence.
C) He provides counterevidence that contradicts that cited by Sam.
D) He shows that Sam's argument is biased because of an unfair preconception.
E) He provides an alternative explanation for the facts cited by Sam.

My choice is E.
Dan agrees upon the statistics provided by Sam and provides another explanation for the statistics.
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30 Aug 2018, 17:15
the answer to this is not C because Dan is not saying that the statistical result is not right rather he gives an alternative reason for the result to occur and so it should be E.
Kindly let me know if my reasoning is correct
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30 Aug 2018, 20:00
longhaul123 wrote:
the answer to this is not C because Dan is not saying that the statistical result is not right rather he gives an alternative reason for the result to occur and so it should be E.
Kindly let me know if my reasoning is correct

as per me, ur reasoning is 100% correct My Line of thought was parallel to ur line of thought.
Re: Sam: Statistics show that hospital patients who have no health insura   [#permalink] 30 Aug 2018, 20:00
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