There really is only one test!

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Attention performance people!

Attention people who use numbers for performance!

That’s you!

You have one job!

One job only!

The purpose of your job, listen up, here it is, I’m about to tell you….it is to find out…

“Is the apparent effect real, or is it due to chance?”

That’s it.

Your job is to (i) measure the right thing  (ii) in the right way, so that managers can tell if what they are doing has any real effect, and that any change isn’t due to chance.

Everything flows from that question. Here, I’ll repeat it..

“Is the apparent effect real, or is it due to chance?”

Now, off you go.

NB the crux of this teeny post comes from this one here. I’ve even stolen the title, just added an extra word. Go have a read if you understand statistics. I don’t, but it’s STILL worth a read. It’s very good!

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2 Responses to There really is only one test!

  1. Charles Beauregard says:

    Love the idea of using statistics to decide whether to “have the guy whacked” or “Maybe just roughed up a little.”

    We don’t usually use them for that reason at my council, but I’m open to doing an experiment.

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    • ThinkPurpose says:

      Thats AALLLLL that matters.
      The experiment bit

      This post was a throwaway really. Just wanted to reference the one test.
      And referencing taking someone out, well that was just a lucky happenstance

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