posted on Nov, 26 2019 @ 09:24 AM
a reply to: Phage
On topic, it is funny how very often situations resolve themselves in exactly the way we think they will.
I read about a test with survey takers.
They were told that in order to not influence the respondents they had to read from a card.
The card started by advising the respondents why they were reading from the card.
"I am reading from this card in order not to influence your answers to the survey."
Now the test was actually to test the influence of expectations. Half the survey takers were told that the responses would be 30% positive and the
other half were told that 70% of the responses would be positive and that is exactly how the results came out.
It was a long time ago, I am sorry I do not remember the source.
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