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Old 05-15-2006, 04:03 PM   #25
Victus
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Yeah, you always have to take psychological experiments with a grain of salt. It possible to make a totally invalid experiment, but still have results that seem plausible (but aren't in reality). There are so many variables that you have to account for that it's rediculous. You're left casting a net and saying "I hope I don't get a set of participants who are freakishly deviant from the general population".

Standard double blind procedures keep things clean on the experimental side, as well as verified procedures (is what we're measuring really what we say we're measuring?).

"When science was in its infancy, religion tried to strangle it in its cradle." - Robert G. Ingersoll
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