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PT. 56 S.2 Q14

rockytoralrockytoral Alum Member
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Can someone please explain how answer choice (D) strengthens the correlation between people being overconfident and starting their own business.


  • DumbHollywoodActorDumbHollywoodActor Alum Inactive ⭐
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    I don’t think there’s a correlation/causation flaw in this stimulus. The flaw is that it’s overvaluing the trait of overconfidence to explain the likelihood of attempting to start a business. So we need an answer that adds more value to that trait. D is the only answer that does so because it adds evidence to the idea that overconfidence and attempting to start a business.

    In other words, D shows a correlation between overconfidence and attempting to start a business. (Remember: while a correlation does not imply causation, it can strengthen an argument). Note that a lot of wrong answer flirt with this gap but are too narrow in scope; they focus on the success of a business rather than attempting to start one.
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