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Comment: The answer is here (Score 1) 170


If you use p=0.05 to suggest that you have made a discovery, you will be wrong at least 30% of the time. If, as is often the case, experiments are underpowered, you will be wrong most of the time.

And given the low power of most psychology experiments I am not surprised by this result.

Comment: Re:It changes when the 'wrong' people do it. (Score 1) 16

by smitty_one_each (#49590947) Attached to: When did Net Neutrality change?
No, it's a function of organizational behavior. The least-worst thing to do is implement the minimal set of rules required, and change out the people in charge of monitoring them quite regularly.
And, while no raging fan of Rome's bureaucracy, I haven't ever met a monk or priest that wasn't a walking copy of the Beatitudes.

The greatest productive force is human selfishness. -- Robert Heinlein