Testing Strength of Arguments
STATEMENT : Should there be no place of interview in selection?
ARGUMENTS : I. Yes. It is very subjective in assessment.
II. No. It is the only instrument to judge candidates’ motives and personality.
|A||if only assumption I is implicit|
|B||if only assumption II is implicit;|
|C||if either I or II is implicit|
|D||if neither I nor II is implicit|
|E||if both I and II are implicit.|
(i) Weak: It is an opinion without justification. On the other hand, the interviews are taken to test the subjective qualities of a candidate. It would be irrelevant to remove interviews based on an argument which is totally opposite to its cause.
(ii) Weak: It is not the “only” instrument to judge candidate’s motives and personality. The word “only” makes the argument very weak.