May 16th, 2006
|10:24 am - Extinguishers and testing a theory!|
Today, life just got about eight billion times better.
The fire extinguisher chic is back. . .
But that's not why I'm posting.
perlgirlju and I have established that I am "lucky".
Now, I need to test this theory. Because I want to be all scientific (of course), what sort of test should I set up to determine if I am, indeed, lucky?
I know there are some scientists (even professional ones) on my flist. Hook me up with something fun and yet scientifically valid?
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: amused
Current Music: "Gypsies in the Palace", -JB
I don't think there's a scientifically valid way to test for luck. Luck is not measurable, you can't quantitatively analyze luck. You could make a list of everything you considered "lucky" and then assign numerical values to each event, but that gives it a personal bias.
That being said, here are some suggestions:
Observational: list the times you were lucky throughout the day, over the course of a few days, to establish frequency of lucky events, and compare to other's lucky events.
Experimental: Make above-mentioned list of events, assign values, and find two or three willing average Joes. Have each participant take a short test beforehand on how lucky they think they are, and what their lucky events are. Incorporate these events in to the list. Everyone takes that list, and over the course of x days, total the daily values of lucky events. Then find a simple, suitable statistical test to determine if you are indeed luckier.