Comment: not a controlled test

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not a controlled test

To be controlled, the artist shouldn't have been able to know anything about the test or that the participants were sometimes describing themselves and sometimes describing strangers. He should have simply been incentivized to draw as accurately as possible. Probably should have been multiple artists too. Participant selection also needs to be controlled/randomized. The participants should have been incentivized to be as accurate as possible, to prevent them from being modest and describing themselves inaccurately negatively.

Feels a lot like the people who set up this test started with a premise and then asked the question: "how can we show that the premise is true?" vs "is the premise true?".

Funny thing is the premise probably IS true...which is all the more reason to set up a fair test.