Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Experiment: artificial bringing about of an event or artificial creation of a state for testing a hypothesis. Experiments can lead to the reformulation of the initial hypotheses and the reformulation of theories. See also theories, measuring, science, hypotheses, Bayesianism, confirmation, events, paradigm change, reference systems.
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Experiment/Poundstone: is invalid if it was run sloppy - the results can be true or false - error: E.g. expectation experiment (assuming that the experimenter unconsciously determined the result ): a) if the results are true, you cannot trust the test persons - b) if the results are wrong, there is no prejudice effect - c) if the study is valid, then the result is true, and the investigation is invalid - ... Poundstone: the investigation is not valid in any case.
W. Poundstone
I W. Poundstone Im Labyrinth des Denkens, Reinbek 1995

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-25