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March 03, 2008


Brian Marick

Put comment here: http://www.exampler.com/blog/2008/03/10/embedded-vs-independent-testers/
Needed graphs.

Bruce replies. The above link leads to a blog posting which ends “I encourage people not to make the assertion the post’s author does” so you should take it that Brian does not agree with me. He has created a well thought out and illustrated post of the issues he has with my conclusion that I would encourage readers to follow.

Todd Wallentine

I wonder if you would share the sources for your information? I am particularly interested in the research that you cite.

I also wondered if the definitions you state for illusion of knowledge and illusion of control are your own or from someone else. I had never heard of either before and wondered where I could learn more about the.

Bruce Daley

Of course, I would be happy to share my sources. Although the illusion of knowledge and illusion of control have their foundation in academic psychological research, I found this in the literature about why financial investors don’t make better decisions. My modest contribution to the field is to apply it to programmers based on my own experience (which you may argue is a good example of the illusion of knowledge). Send me your email and I will send you the sources.

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