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No - it lacks validity.

Let's try again.

My current take on this is that the method you used will reveal very little at best and mislead analysis and conclusions at worst. It lacks both internal and external validity. It's junk science. Your application does not even vaguely recognise the limitations of its approach.

The point of the analogy was to highlight the deficiency of switching-type tests in general - analogies are not intended to be interpreted literally.

Gospel? Are you serious? For the sake of brevity I simply did not use mitigated, self-effacing language. I am as open differences of opinion and new information as ever.

Sources? If you are really interested do some work - work it out for yourself. Start with a psychology textbook maybe? Want to know more, try a text that relates to conducting research with human subjects. Want a practical understanding, commit to a practical Zen or Vipassana practice - little exposes one's thinking more brutally. From memory, Paul Joppa cited some research that was specific to perception of audio. I began to learn about this stuff about 25 years ago when working and studying quality management (Hawthorne effects) and then just management (organisational behaviour). Health science study and clinical research protocol development and management deepened my appreciation considerably.

Take care, you are in danger being an ideology (or belief-system) looking for evidence irrespective of its quality. When that happens you will be fully prepared for the Hydrogen Audio forums.

Edit: please don't respond that the discipline and effects mentioned are not audio... and don't try to extrapolate directly - I'm just letting you know what piqued my interest regarding human behaviour under different conditions. It is what it is - take it or leave it.


"Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems to characterise our age." Albert Einstein

Edits: 07/10/17 07/10/17

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