Lesson 8 Psych/Soc (page 211 coursebook)

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Lesson 8 Psych/Soc (page 211 coursebook)

Post by asatish » Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:04 pm

Was going through the practice passage in chapter 8... the first question was worded in the opposite way on the slide in the lesson as in the book (slide says "challenged" while book said "supported") and when thinking about the question in terms of "challenge"
To confirm, to challenge an assertion that is SPD is not a unique d/o means looking for the answer choice that supports how it IS a unique d/o? As per the lesson, it appears that the right answer is C (III only: correlation b/w MSI problems and axon diabeter within the SPD group was non-significant) Can you explain the logic behind that?

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Re: Lesson 8 Psych/Soc (page 211 coursebook)

Post by NS_Tutor_Andrew » Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:14 pm

Hi Anita,

Thanks for the question! You're right that there's a discrepancy in the wording (which we'll fix), but the logic is the same. The wording on the slide ("challenge the assertion that SPD is a distinct disorder") and in the book ("support the assertion that SPD is not a unique disorder") both equate to finding an answer choice suggesting that SPD is not a distinct disorder. Re: answer choice III, the idea would be that if SPD was a distinct disorder, we'd expect to find some patterns that are significant specifically in the SPD group, and the passage points us to thinking about MSI problems as a specific locus. Not finding a significant relationship within the SPD group would challenge the idea that SPD is a distinct disorder -- it wouldn't disprove it, as Bryan points out on the slide, but it definitely would be a challenge.

Hope this helps, & best of luck!
Andrew D.
Content Manager, Next Step Test Prep.
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