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# The radio station claims that its new format is popular wi

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16 Aug 2018, 03:12
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The radio station claims that its new format is popular with listeners because more than three-quarters of the listeners who call in requests to the station say they are pleased with the format. This, however, is hardly conclusive. It would be like trying to determine whether a political candidate is popular with voters by interviewing only those people who have already decided to vote for the candidate.

The argument proceeds by

(A) concluding that an inference is flawed on the grounds that it is based on a survey conducted by a biased party

(B) referring to an inference that is clearly flawed in order to undermine an analogous inference

(C) questioning the legitimacy of an inference by proposing a more reasonable inference that could be drawn from the evidence

(D) providing a direct counterexample to a conclusion in order to show that the conclusion is false

(E) claiming that an inference leads to a contradiction in order to show that the inference is unreasonable

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16 Aug 2018, 05:33
The radio station claims that its new format is popular with listeners because more than three-quarters of the listeners who call in requests to the station say they are pleased with the format. This, however, is hardly conclusive. It would be like trying to determine whether a political candidate is popular with voters by interviewing only those people who have already decided to vote for the candidate.

The argument proceeds by

(A) concluding that an inference is flawed on the grounds that it is based on a survey conducted by a biased party
close butter trap the argument never talks of survey by biased party but people responding in a biased manner

(B) referring to an inference that is clearly flawed in order to undermine an analogous inference
inference from voting is clearly biased as questions are posed 2 people who would have voted to that person, however in the initial analogy, it is the people themselves who are calling up.... Correct

(C) questioning the legitimacy of an inference by proposing a more reasonable inference that could be drawn from the evidence
proposed is an analogy

(D) providing a direct counterexample to a conclusion in order to show that the conclusion is false
it is not a counter example but an analogy

(E) claiming that an inference leads to a contradiction in order to show that the inference is unreasonable
wrong

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