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1-6-11 - 1-6-11Lessons learned from riddlesoIt is often...

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Unformatted text preview: 1-6-11Lessons learned from riddlesoIt is often important to view a problem from more than one perspectiveoWe learn that determined questioning from a wrong perspective leads to little or no progress, but once the correct perspective is found, the solution to the riddle is often easily determinedoPrior assumptions concerning data are dangerous; Questioning basic assumptions is often productiveoStudents in parachute riddle assume that man is wearing a common backpack, leading to fruitless questioning; overlook the unexpected in scientific dataoYes/ no questions, properly formed, yield highly useful dataoIn experiment it is similar to alternative and null hypothesesoDetails that do not fit expected patterns are often of crucial importanceoDiscovering that there are no footprints around the body is inconsistent with most interpretations of the problem and can lead to a quick solution when reexamining it....
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2012 for the course PSY 3213 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at FSU.

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