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cafelow comments on Proposal for an Pre-registered Experiment in EA Outreach - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: Peter_Hurford  (EA Profile) 09 January 2017 06:18:02PM 2 points [-]

My guess is that Peter Hurford may well be more convincing to his friends than the average GWWC member.

I don't know about that -- my friends are not very EA inclined and I'm not really any less awkward about talking about GWWC than anyone else I know.

Comment author: cafelow  (EA Profile) 09 January 2017 07:26:32PM 0 points [-]

I guess we'll find out :)

Comment author: Peter_Hurford  (EA Profile) 09 January 2017 10:35:44PM 1 point [-]

Not if Linch can't get more volunteers!

Comment author: Linch 10 January 2017 01:15:53AM 1 point [-]

I have three so far, including yourself!

Comment author: Linch 10 January 2017 01:20:58AM 0 points [-]

I'm not sure we can find out even after the experiment. Since the base rate is at best 10-20%, I would expect the differences in random variance to swamp out person-to-person differences in skill, credibility etc.