The Studied Rat

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by manifold, Jun 4, 2008.

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If a rat knows its behavior is being studied, does that impact the results?

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  2. No

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  1. manifold
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    You mean if it knows it is being paid attention to? If so, I'd say that would impact its behavior.
     
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    Especially if it was a cat watching his behavior ! :D
     
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    Only if it was named Algernon :D
     
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    No one has voted in this poll. Is it an experiment in which we are all your lab rats?
    Or is this a comment on Hilary and the possibility of her being Obama's running mate?
     
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    or Willard.
     
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    Touche :D
     
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    Damn it. I voted before I read this post or thought of this.

    Son of a bitch! MANIFOLD, YOU SHALL RUE THIS DAY!!!!!!
     
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    LOL!

    I figured you guys might all get the wrong idea. :D


    What made me think of this was all the news I've been hearing over that last week or so about how school kids smoke less, do less drugs and have less sex than they did in the early-mid 90's. The cynic in me thinks they're not actually doing less, but have merely smartened up about how to answer surveys.
     
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    Alfred Kinsey would have appreciated your insight to the survey testing method.
     

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