thebestwecan comments on The 2014 Survey of Effective Altruists: Results and Analysis - Effective Altruism Forum

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Comment author: thebestwecan 17 March 2015 07:25:12PM *  2 points [-]

Thanks for the feedback. I agree that particular test/conclusion was unnecessary/misleading. I think we'll be more careful to avoid tests like that in future survey analyses :)

Comment author: Peter_Hurford  (EA Profile) 17 March 2015 10:50:13PM 3 points [-]

It's hard to say. Others have told me that they greatly preferred backing up these kinds of statements with statistical testing. I guess I can't make everyone happy. :)

Comment author: Owen_Cotton-Barratt 18 March 2015 09:16:13AM 1 point [-]

OK, I guess I inferred the causality as being you did the test, then wrote the statement. If you were going to use the same language anyway, I agree that the test doesn't hurt -- but I think that this statement might have been better left out or weakened.