[e2e] was double blind, now reproduceable results
Jon.Crowcroft at cl.cam.ac.uk
Wed May 19 13:11:43 PDT 2004
In missive <188.8.131.52.2.20040519113359.05b3ab20 at 127.0.0.1>, "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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