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Old December 31st, 2014, 02:04 AM   #1
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Why Are My Posts Initially Hidden?

The OFFICIAL MX forum is designed to initially blind all MX feedback for NEW formulas, to keep data clean of tainted results. Every post made to this forum will be hidden at first.

Here's why:

Organisms do weird things when they detect observation. (See: Hawthorne Effect/Observer Bias)
The observer-expectancy effect, in science, is a cognitive bias that occurs when a researcher expects a given result and therefore unconsciously manipulates an experiment or misinterprets data in order to find it. Because it can skew the results of experiments (especially on human subjects), double-blind methodology is used to eliminate the effect.
Source:Experimenter effect - Psychology Wiki

Instead of linking you to very dry and boring powerpoint explanations about "Observer Bias" that the scientists of youtube seem to think we want (but will likely put you to sleep), here I link Molly Kae, who has more pizazz and F-words to keep you engaged.


Soliciting clean feedback is a tricky thing to design. We don't want to describe too much what we think an MX will do, 1. because nature never works like man expects it to, and 2. even if it did, leaking too much initial information causes demand characteristics to crop up.

"Demand Characteristics" is the psychology term for the subtle cues which make participants aware of what the experimenter is looking for. Subconsciously, when demand characteristics are detectable, participants pander to the experimenter (dirtying the data) instead of reporting actual feedback. This skews the data and gives a distorted view of what a mix does.
In research - particularly psychology - demand characteristics refers to an experimental artifact where participants form an interpretation of the experiment's purpose and unconsciously change their behavior to fit that interpretation. Pioneering research was conducted on demand characteristics by Martin Orne. Typically, they are considered an extraneous variable, exerting an effect on behavior other than that intended by the experimenter.
Source: Demand characteristics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Avoiding Normative Social Influence, AKA: "Collusion":

Forums, while great for building community, are terrible for collecting honest data. In the 50s, there was a prof named Solomon Asch, who laid the groundwork for testing how people's decisions are influenced by their social surroundings. In general, he concluded people act all sorts of weird ways when in a group with other people.

Check out this 5 minute video:


Don't be that dork who reports "Effect X", even though you haven't directly observed it! Seeking public agreement and consensus during data collection is the opposite of science. In order to make products you'll enjoy, we need the best raw, unbiased feedback you can give, untainted by the opinions of others.


Because of these human quirks, when you get a new MX, you agree to the following:

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