The test methods available will depend on the sample space. Predispostions
can be factored out mathematically after the data are gathered--no need to
do before and afters--in fact that will bias the results of those who
might find or invent some reason to believe which group they are in.
And here's an important point: if we do generate enough interest to do
something, and get a good sample base, we should STOP TALKING about the
possible protocols of the experiment in public. Those who will be out
of the sample set--the experimenters, helpers, data collectors, and
advisors--should discuss the protocol among themselves privately where
the subjects can't hear, so they won't have any expectations.
-- Lee Daniel Crocker <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.piclab.com/lcrocker.html> "All inventions or works of authorship original to me, herein and past, are placed irrevocably in the public domain, and may be used or modified for any purpose, without permission, attribution, or notification."--LDC