Re: A possible GFDL compromise: a proposal
> > For instance, "controling for bias"
> > should be done once you already collected the data, not during this
> > collection of _raw_ data, if you do not want to alter too much the
> > _raw_ data.
> You clearly do not have a background in statistics.
Unfortunately your point of view does not reflect reality.
> You must try to avoid bias when designing the data collection
What is called here "controlling for bias" is indeed introducing
bias -- a big one.
Avoiding bias means trying to collect _raw_ data. When you question
someone, he should not be able to clearly know what answer you expect
> , else you may alias different factors and
The biggest factor of bias here is the author (of the question) point
> waste a lot of money.
It is about money here? Why talking about money here?
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