Kistaro Windrider, Reptillian Situation Assessor (kistaro) wrote,
Kistaro Windrider, Reptillian Situation Assessor
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Mathturbation

So I'm trying to get this final paper for Experimental Psychology done. Part of it is background research...

I'm befuddled. How the heck can these people use the F probability function with 22 degrees of freedom when they only used 12 experimental subjects? That's not what I learned in my Stats class, and that explains the shockingly small P value for such a small number of subjects! There's something weird here. And it would be nice if the "Results" section gave all their numbers, even the ones that turned out to have insignificant P... Meehan, Triggs, and Phillips would never have passed Dr. Holt's class, no no no.
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