[e2e] was double blind, now reproduceable results

Jon Crowcroft Jon.Crowcroft at cl.cam.ac.uk
Wed May 19 13:11:43 PDT 2004

In missive < at>, "David P. Reed" typed

 >>Jon - there are a large class of experimental results that can never be 
 >>reproduced again (measurements of network at a point in time).

well this doesnt argue that we should publish part of the experiment,
but even more strongly then that a unique observation should be
captured more completely.

 >>In psychology, the drive to make all results reproducible produced 
 >>Behaviorism - the idea that everything could be reduced to a model that 
 >>could be carried out in a lab.   The Ecological movement in psychology made 
 >>the compelling point that the dominant set of real psychological phenomena 
 >>cannot be reduced to lab conditions.
 >>Systems research is an area much more like psychology than physics (and 
 >>physics itself is a bit too reductionistic to be safe).
 >>Science is not (much as some would wish) the formulaic application of some 
 >>abstract thing called The Scientific Method.   Rules can only take you so 
 >>far before you have to look at some principles underlying the rules, only 
 >>to realize that the rules are getting in the way of being effective.



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