ABX tests prove beyond a shadow of a doubt whether a person can hear a difference or not.
pf, nitpickins. But of course, yes, there are facts, and then there are statistics.
Quote from: dhromed on 30 December, 2011, 03:55:36 AMpf, nitpickins. But of course, yes, there are facts, and then there are statistics.http://xkcd.com/882/
I would think there must be a name for this kind of error, does anyone know what it is?
I guess the prototypical joke is this science demonstration at some public fair:Scientist equips the audience with dice and tells them to roll N times and record the outcome. Scientist collects the data, draws the histogram on the overhead projector, explains the theory and opens for questions. Journalist asks to get a picture to the newspaper story of the guy who was so good at rolling dice.
It's the "look-elsewhere effect". Related to the law of very large numbers: with a large enough sample size, any possible event will eventually occur. If you select sample sets from a larger total some will contain such very rare events.