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# UKCAT Decision Analysis

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## What is Decision Analysis?

The decision analysis section of the UKCAT is a test that is only used in connection with the UKCAT (to the best of our knowledge). This section assesses your ability in deciphering and understanding simple information. You must interpret and decode - skills that you would need when understanding a patient’s report.

There are 26 questions and you will have 32 minutes to complete this section of the test.

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## Let's look at a sample Decision Analysis question:

What is the best interpretation of the following coded message (use the key table): C (A2, IA2) ,B3(UQ), G(IA2)

1. The tall people and the short people arranged a game for the primary school kids.

2. The pregnant lady is going to buy a baby carriage for her expected new born baby.

3. Usually, pregnant women buy toys for their expected new born babies, prior to their birth.

4. The tall people and the short people are preparing for a Basketball game.

5. The pregnant lady is going to buy toys for her expected new born baby.

Explanation:

The first step in deciphering the code is translating the letters into words:

C (A2, IA2) stands for: combine (opposite people, small opposite people)

B3 (UQ) stands for: arrange possesion (play material)

G(IA2) stands for: prior (small opposite people).

Now let's look at the distracters.

1. Introduces tall people (in the code opposite refers to 'people' and not to 'small').

2. Introduces tall people (in the code opposite refers to 'people' and not to 'small').

3. Introduces basketball, ignores the last part of the code.

4. Uses plural instead of singular. Also uses the code 'prior small opposite people' twice; in 'expected new born babies' and in 'prior to the birth'. Misinterprets 'play material' as baby carriage instead of 'toys'.

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