forum 9: week of 12 March: Fisher and the design of experiments

Fragment of a discussion from Course talk:Phil440A
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Not sure if this reply in counted too, so here I am, replyin'

06:56, 20 March 2012

It seems data are to be more verifiable or convincing if the probability showed a smaller significance level within experiments. As discussed in class, it seems the likelihood of it being accepted or examined from other scholars of the given area would be higher if it were not 'surprising', or appeared to have resulted by chance. (As we accept probability being small and incremental vs. too 'perfect' or 'surprising'). Albeit, perhaps at he same time it represents an inexactitude in the progress of the research and results, it perhaps only leads to a direction, reveals the quality of the research (substantial sample and randomization). Significant gaps exist within scientific experiments, although it seems the peer-reviewed structure of determining both the design of the experiment and its acceptance or validity. It seems the strongest structures are ones with small probabilities and small significance levels with modest results and aim to clarify an area of research.

02:26, 26 March 2012