Simfish/InquilineKea's Thoughts


5 July, 2010 13:46
July 5, 2010, 1:46 pm
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Most psychological research focuses on the correlations between two variables. so they show things like "more sleep = better grades" or "friends = happiness"

but of course, such correlations DO NOT WORK for everyone. in fact, the *exceptions* are often the most interesting. Look at the data points, and look at the groups of people with less sleep and good grades (see what they have – their examples are often interesting too – see what’s so special about them). Look at the group of people without friends and high happiness (see what’s so special about them too). Also, see if they’re in a different environment, too.

Look at the people with "high achievement" but low IQ. See what’s so special about them.

but i don’t think the psychology research journals will care about this

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