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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
from him.

> , else you may alias different factors and

The biggest factor of bias here is the author (of the question) point
of view. 

> waste a lot of money.

It is about money here? Why talking about money here?

Mathieu Roy
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