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Working shorter workweeks causes managers to feel less stress than doe

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Working shorter workweeks causes managers to feel less stress than does working longer workweeks. In addition, greater perceived control over one's work life reduces stress levels. It can be concluded, therefore, that shorter workweeks cause managers to feel they have more control over their work life.

The argument made above uses which of the following questionable techniques?


(A) Associating two conditions as cause and effect on the basis of their being causally associated with the same phenomenon

(B) Taking for granted that two factors that have a certain effect individually produce that effect more strongly when both act together.

(C) Assuming what it sets out to prove

(D) Using an irrelevant point in order to draw a conclusion

(E) Basing a conclusion on preconceived views about the needs of managers

Originally posted by batliwala on 07 Apr 2004, 07:38.
Last edited by Bunuel on 10 Oct 2018, 07:37, edited 1 time in total.
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I will go with A.

My explanation:

A causes B (Working shorter workweeks causes managers to feel less stress )
C causes B (greater perceived control over one's work life
reduces stress levels)

The conclusion says that A causes C (shorter workweeks cause managers to feel they have more control over their work life. )

Choice A clearly supports the above reasoning.
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shorter workweeks - SW, Stress - S, More control - MC ;

Argument structure - 1. SW -> S less
2. MC -> S less
3. SW -> MC Conclusion.

From Conclusion we understand -
Shorter work weeks causes more control over once work.So, factors are Casually related.
Two independent factors MC and SW have been shown connected by single factor which is stress.

Among the options A matches perfectly.Hence the answer.

PS - For any argument in CR, the structural diagram is important.If you get it clear,mistakes will be lesser.

I believe this will help.
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