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Molly on October 16 at 02:16AM

Example 4

Could you explain in a little more detail why answer d would be considered a biased/leading question? Is it wrong to assume most people (from premise) are reasonable? Is that why d is wrong? Or would the focus be "some questions asked..." meaning that the other questions asked were geared towards unreasonable people? I understand why C is correct, I just want to make sure I can tell when to differentiate between 2 answers that both appear to be correct

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on October 16 at 06:24PM

Hello @mg123,

We do not need to assume that most people are reasonable. Rather, the problem with D is that the survey basically tells people what the reasonable choice would be. By suggesting that "reasonable people would want to be told," the survey is implying that one response is more reasonable than the other, which influences the responders. This error in methodology taints the results of these surveys, which weakens the conclusion.

Molly on October 17 at 01:17AM

Got it, that makes sense. Thank you!!!!