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1. Question : <21{1[1(13)13]}> A recent study of 100 employees from six departments of a major corporation found 65% to be sleep deprived. The researchers concluded that the majority of corporate employees are sleep deprived. The researchers conclusion is suspect because it Student Answer: assumes that corporate employees are more sleep deprived than other people is based on evidence that is statistically impossible fails to describe the effects the sleep deprivation has relies on a sample that is too small to represent the entire corporate workforce Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: 2. Question : <21{1[1(01)01]}> Since Jessicas participation in local politics increased significantly after she joined her schools political science club, it is clear that her involvement in that club led her to take an interest in politics. The argument above is flawed because Student Answer: it doesnt say which political issues Jessica is interested in it states that the only purpose of the political science club is to spark an interest in politics it misuses the word significantly its possible that an interest in politics caused Jessica to join the political science club Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: 3. Question : <11{1[3(02)02]}> Catherine goes to her local movie theater only to see romantic comedies. Since Catherine did not go to the movies yesterday, there is not a romantic comedy playing at her local theater. The reasoning above is flawed because the evidence Student Answer: does not suggest that Catherine goes to see every romantic comedy that plays at her local movie theater implies that Catherine is uninterested in most types of movies does not indicate whether Catherine watches only romantic comedies at home suggests that Catherines local movie theater hardly ever shows romantic comedies Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: 4. Question : <11{1[4(23)23]}> People have claimed that Jamies paintings have given them the blues. Clearly this cannot be entirely correct, since many of Jamies paintings contain no blue at all. The argument above is flawed because the author Student Answer: provides no evidence misinterprets a key term relies on contradictory facts is not a noted painting expert Points Received: 1 of 1 Comments: 5. Question : <21{1[2(24)24]}> The average height of members of the high school basketball team is six feet, three inches. Jerry is on the high school basketball team, so Jerry must be taller than six feet. The argument above is flawed because it confuses Student Answer: Jerry with other members of the team the members of one team with the members of another team people who are six feet three inches tall for people who are exactly six feet tall an average for the individuals that make up that average. ... View Full Document

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