Bob, this is an interesting point. I could not find the papers in the
IEEE web catalogue; do you remember any titles and/or authors?
Bob Olhsson wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From Marcos Sueiro Bal: "...TEN YEARS OF A/B/X TESTING
> David Clark
> "...Questioning the test methodology is consistent with the
> scientific method, particularly if it leads to a better test.
> The problem here is that the challenge rarely leads to a better
> test or vindication of the old test and acceptance of the
> Except that "rarely" is not the same thing as never.
> There has been extensive peer-reviewed literature published by the IEEE
> suggesting this kind of consumer magazine grade double-blind test virtually
> always yields random results because it isn't sensitive enough to uncover
> anything but the most gross audible differences. Yes, all of us are very
> easy to fool but that doesn't have anything to do with what may or may not
> become an audible annoyance to listeners over time.
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