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Old 05-06-2012, 10:03 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I learned back in college about placebo, test bias, and test procedure. I did a bunch of aeromods and coast-down testing and wanted so badly for the data to confirm the efficacy of the mods, but it didn't. And that's what I presented in my paper even though cherry picking "favorable" results did cross my mind.

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