PREPTEST 7: FEBRUARY 1993 LSAT LR SEC. 4 Q's 18 & 24

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PREPTEST 7: FEBRUARY 1993 LSAT LR SEC. 4 Q's 18 & 24

Postby SupraVln180 » Wed May 26, 2010 10:58 am

Can anyone give me an explanation for PT 7: February 1993 LR Section 4 questions 18 (question about experimental drugs and placebos) & 24 (question about dictionary editors). Thanks alot in advance guys, appreciate it.

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Re: PREPTEST 7: FEBRUARY 1993 LSAT LR SEC. 4 Q's 18 & 24

Postby matt@atlaslsat » Wed May 26, 2010 2:15 pm

18. A
We're asked to find an answer choice that would most appropriately complete the explanation. The explanation is that the intention is frequently frustrated because ________. We need to find an answer choice that tells us why the intention is frequently frustrated. Well, we need to keep in mind what the intention is. The intention is to keep both the experimenters and the subjects in the dark about whether the patient has received the trail medication or the placebo.

So, we need an answer choice that tells us how either the experimenters or the subjects discovered which subjects were given the placebo. Answer choice (A) tells us that the experimenters recognized a side effect of the active drug. Thus the experimenters used the fact that they recognized a side effect to determine that the patient they were dealing with had been given the medicine being tested.

(A) tells us how the experimenters found out that whether the patient they were dealing with was given a placebo or the medicine being tested.
(B) describes a common result when someone is given a placebo. But doesn't tell us whether they were able to figure out whether the patient was able figure out whether they had been given a placebo or were given the medicine being tested.
(C) is irrelevant. This has nothing to do with discovering which drug they had been given.
(D) only makes matters worse. If the experimenters only work on the project for a short period of time, it is not impossible, but less likely that they would make the discovery as to whether the patients they're working with had been given the placebo or the medicine being tested.
(E) is irrelevant. Sure they're informed of the possibility of receiving a placebo, but they don't know for sure whether they've received a placebo.

Here's a link to an explanation of Question 24...

http://www.atlaslsat.com/forums/pt7-s4- ... -t934.html

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Re: PREPTEST 7: FEBRUARY 1993 LSAT LR SEC. 4 Q's 18 & 24

Postby SupraVln180 » Wed May 26, 2010 7:46 pm

thanks alot.




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