The following appeared as a letter to the editor from a Central Plaza store
"Over the past two years, the number of shoppers in Central Plaza has been
steadily decreasing while the popularity of skateboarding has increased
dramatically. Many Central Plaza store owners believe that the decrease in their
business is due to the number of skateboard users in the plaza. There has also
been a dramatic increase in the amount of litter and vandalism throughout the
plaza. Thus, we recommend that the city prohibit skateboarding in Central Plaza.
If skateboarding is prohibited here, we predict that business in Central Plaza
will return to its previously high levels."
Write a response in which you discuss what questions would need to be
answered in order to decide whether the recommendation is likely to have the
predicted result. Be sure to explain how the answers to these questions would
help to evaluate the recommendation.