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Veritas Prep 10 Year Anniversary Promo Question #10 Critical Reasoning

Sept 21, Friday is the last day for the Veritas Prep 10 Year Anniversary Promo. Today, we will be giving away 2 Courses in the Verbal Challenge and 2 winners will be announced

One quant and one verbal question will be posted each day starting on Monday Sept 17th at 10 AM PST/1 PM EST and the first person to correctly answer the question and show how they arrived at the answer will win a free Veritas Prep GMAT course (\$1,650 value). Winners will be selected and notified by a GMAT Club moderator. For more questions and details please check here: veritas-prep-10-year-anniversary-giveaway-138806.html

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College football recruiting services rank incoming players on a scale of 1-star (not a highly sought-after prospect) to 5-star (considered to be the best players). Recently a service attempted to validate its rankings by assigning star ratings to players upon completion of their careers to determine the accuracy of the initial rankings. The survey averaged the post-career ratings of each player and found that 5-star players’ final average was 4.46, compared with 3.98 for 4-stars and 3.11 for 3-stars. This suggests that the rankings services do not effectively judge high-end talent as well as they judge players in the middle of the range.

Which of the following identifies a problem with the service’s attempt to validate its rankings?

(A) Players at certain positions might be harder to judge at a younger age than players at other positions
(B) A five-star scale does not allow the most elite players to overperform their initial ranking
(C) Players may change positions over their careers and be judged at multiple different positions
(D) Some players transfer to different schools and therefore need to change their playing styles
(E) Because of differences in strength training programs at different schools, players may develop at different rates
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This problem demonstrates a type of data flaw that you might not expect – which is exactly what the author of a hard question wants, for you to accept a faulty conclusion because you did not critically examine the data. What’s the flaw here? In a five-point scale, a predicted ‘4’ has multiple outcomes: a 5 (exceeding expectations and bringing the group average up), a 4 (meeting expectations, keeping the average the same), or a 3 or below (underperforming the prediction, bringing the average down). But a predicted ‘5’ can only live up to expectations – it cannot exceed them. Anything other than a 5 brings the expected average down. So while the experts’ misevaluations of a 4-star prospect might be balanced out by some 5s to counter 3s, their evaluations of a 5-star prospect all count in the same downward direction. Choice B exposes this flaw – the experts may have missed just as often with 3 and 4 star players, but because they could miss on either side of the predicted value the average is close to what they predicted.For your study, this is important – especially with the Integrated Reasoning section included, the GMAT will feature plenty of problems in which statistics are used improperly, to draw invalid conclusions. Be skeptical of statistics and train yourself to look for data flaws, both on the GMAT and in business in general.
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21 Sep 2012, 10:02
Ans is C. Rating may be different at diff time.s

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Veritas Prep 10 Year Anniversary Promo Question #10 Critical Reasoning

Sept 21, Friday is the last day for the Veritas Prep 10 Year Anniversary Promo. Today, we will be giving away 2 Courses in the Verbal Challenge and 2 winners will be announced

One quant and one verbal question will be posted each day starting on Monday Sept 17th at 10 AM PST/1 PM EST and the first person to correctly answer the question and show how they arrived at the answer will win a free Veritas Prep GMAT course (\$1,650 value). Winners will be selected and notified by a GMAT Club moderator. For more questions and details please check here: veritas-prep-10-year-anniversary-giveaway-138806.html

To participate, please make sure you provide the correct answer (A,B,C,D,E) and explanation that clearly shows how you arrived at it.
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College football recruiting services rank incoming players on a scale of 1-star (not a highly sought-after prospect) to 5-star (considered to be the best players).

Recently a service attempted to validate its rankings by assigning star ratings to players upon completion of their careers to determine the accuracy of the initial rankings. The survey averaged the post-career ratings of each player and found that 5-star players’ final average was 4.46, compared with 3.98 for 4-stars and 3.11 for 3-stars. This suggests that the rankings services do not effectively judge high-end talent as well as they judge players in the middle of the range.

Which of the following identifies a problem with the service’s attempt to validate its rankings?

(A) Players at certain positions might be harder to judge at a younger age than players at other positions
(B) A five-star scale does not allow the most elite players to overperform their initial ranking
(C) Players may change positions over their careers and be judged at multiple different positions
(D) Some players transfer to different schools and therefore need to change their playing styles
(E) Because of differences in strength training programs at different schools, players may develop at different rates

c wins- different time, the ranking differs and consolidated ranking hence differs
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21 Sep 2012, 10:04
Answer C.Players may change positions over their careers and will be judged at multiple different positions

All others are out of scope

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21 Sep 2012, 10:04
C
The initial player's position in college may not be the same as the position after the player retire.

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21 Sep 2012, 10:04
(C) Players may change positions over their careers and be judged at multiple different positions.

This options identifies a situation which calls into question the current rating processes' validity.

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Veritas Prep 10 Year Anniversary Promo Question #10 Critical Reasoning

Sept 21, Friday is the last day for the Veritas Prep 10 Year Anniversary Promo. Today, we will be giving away 2 Courses in the Verbal Challenge and 2 winners will be announced

One quant and one verbal question will be posted each day starting on Monday Sept 17th at 10 AM PST/1 PM EST and the first person to correctly answer the question and show how they arrived at the answer will win a free Veritas Prep GMAT course (\$1,650 value). Winners will be selected and notified by a GMAT Club moderator. For more questions and details please check here: veritas-prep-10-year-anniversary-giveaway-138806.html

To participate, please make sure you provide the correct answer (A,B,C,D,E) and explanation that clearly shows how you arrived at it.
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College football recruiting services rank incoming players on a scale of 1-star (not a highly sought-after prospect) to 5-star (considered to be the best players). Recently a service attempted to validate its rankings by assigning star ratings to players upon completion of their careers to determine the accuracy of the initial rankings. The survey averaged the post-career ratings of each player and found that 5-star players’ final average was 4.46, compared with 3.98 for 4-stars and 3.11 for 3-stars. This suggests that the rankings services do not effectively judge high-end talent as well as they judge players in the middle of the range.

Which of the following identifies a problem with the service’s attempt to validate its rankings?

(A) Players at certain positions might be harder to judge at a younger age than players at other positions
(B) A five-star scale does not allow the most elite players to overperform their initial ranking
(C) Players may change positions over their careers and be judged at multiple different positions
(D) Some players transfer to different schools and therefore need to change their playing styles
(E) Because of differences in strength training programs at different schools, players may develop at different rates

Definitely B. B talks about highly rated 5 star players and says they cannot over perform their initial ranking. The last statement of stimulus says the same.

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21 Sep 2012, 10:06
Answer is C: Correct comparison of rankings

A: Comparison of players, not ranking
B, D, E: Irrelevant

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Answer is C because of changing situation a player may play outside there area
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21 Sep 2012, 10:06
I think B is the best answer. The rest all are not in scope. We are only worried about why there is a deviation for 5 star rating and B gives the best answer supporting that.
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(C) Players may change positions over their careers and be judged at multiple different positions
it explains why the ranking is not consistent.

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21 Sep 2012, 10:08
Acc. to me, OA is B. Because this is the only option which is specific for five-star candidates others apply to all candidates

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21 Sep 2012, 10:09
A, B C &D are not relevant as the system compares initial and final scores and not when the athletes peak in their careers.

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21 Sep 2012, 10:10
Ans: C

(A) Players at certain positions might be harder to judge at a younger age than players at other positions >> irreelvent
(B) A five-star scale does not allow the most elite players to overperform their initial ranking >> wrong
(C) Players may change positions over their careers and be judged at multiple different positions >> correct
(D) Some players transfer to different schools and therefore need to change their playing styles >> irrelevent
(E) Because of differences in strength training programs at different schools, players may develop at different rates >> irrelevent
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21 Sep 2012, 10:10

players might change style and it may affect rating by the end of career.

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Please edit or repost. FYI: Edited comments will be counted at the time of the last edit.

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Veritas Prep 10 Year Anniversary Promo Question #10 Critical Reasoning

Sept 21, Friday is the last day for the Veritas Prep 10 Year Anniversary Promo. Today, we will be giving away 2 Courses in the Verbal Challenge and 2 winners will be announced

One quant and one verbal question will be posted each day starting on Monday Sept 17th at 10 AM PST/1 PM EST and the first person to correctly answer the question and show how they arrived at the answer will win a free Veritas Prep GMAT course (\$1,650 value). Winners will be selected and notified by a GMAT Club moderator. For more questions and details please check here: veritas-prep-10-year-anniversary-giveaway-138806.html

To participate, please make sure you provide the correct answer (A,B,C,D,E) and explanation that clearly shows how you arrived at it.
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College football recruiting services rank incoming players on a scale of 1-star (not a highly sought-after prospect) to 5-star (considered to be the best players). Recently a service attempted to validate its rankings by assigning star ratings to players upon completion of their careers to determine the accuracy of the initial rankings. The survey averaged the post-career ratings of each player and found that 5-star players’ final average was 4.46, compared with 3.98 for 4-stars and 3.11 for 3-stars. This suggests that the rankings services do not effectively judge high-end talent as well as they judge players in the middle of the range.

Which of the following identifies a problem with the service’s attempt to validate its rankings?

(A) Players at certain positions might be harder to judge at a younger age than players at other positions
(B) A five-star scale does not allow the most elite players to overperform their initial ranking
(C) Players may change positions over their careers and be judged at multiple different positions
(D) Some players transfer to different schools and therefore need to change their playing styles
(E) Because of differences in strength training programs at different schools, players may develop at different rates

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21 Sep 2012, 10:18
B
Problem with the service's attempt: High score may not be proportional to their expertise!!

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C serves the problem with the ranking and the completion of career.

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21 Sep 2012, 10:23
Ans is (B).

Explaination:
A 5-star player can be rated at a lower star rating later on but never above a 5-star rating.
A 4-star rated player can be assigned 3 of lower star ratings (viz. 1-star, 2-star & 3-star) but only one star rating above what it was originally judged (viz. only 5-star)

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