June 20th, 2005

alice lost in labyrinth

on the subject of field experiments

An experiment involves the creation of a contrived situation in order that the researcher can manipulate one or more variables whilst controlling all of the others and measuring the resultant effects.
Boyd and Westfall1 have defined experimentation as:
"...that research process in which one or more variables are manipulated under conditions which permit the collection of data which show the effects, if any, in unconfused fashion."

posted in articulate

with the manipulation of
unmentionable variables
in this situation, confusion
will continue, in a fashion.