Quotes in experiment
The researcher hoping to break new ground in the theory of experimental design should involve himself in the design of actual experiments. The investigator who hopes to revolutionize decision theory should observe and take part in the making of important decisions.
For the theory-practice iteration to work, the scientist must be, as it were, mentally ambidextrous; fascinated equally on the one hand by possible meanings, theories, and tentative models to be induced from data and the practical reality of the real world, and on the other with the factual implications deducible from tentative theories, models and hypotheses.
the lean manager believes that problem solving is about experimentation by means of plan-do-check-act.
What most experimenters take for granted before they begin their experiments is infinitely more interesting than any results to which their experiments lead.
If you're not stubborn, you'll give up on experiments too soon. And if you're not flexible, you'll pound your head against the wall and you won't see a different solution to a problem you're trying to solve.
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
In the spirit of science, there really is no such thing as a "failed experiment." Any test that yields valid data is a valid test.
If your experiment needs statistics, you ought to have done a better experiment.
Children are born true scientists. They spontaneously experiment and experience and reexperience again. They select, combine, and test, seeking to find order in their experiences - "which is the mostest? which is the leastest?" They smell, taste, bite, and touch-test for hardness, softness, springiness, roughness, smoothness, coldness, warmness: they heft, shake, punch, squeeze, push, crush, rub, and try to pull things apart.
Any living cell carries with it the experience of a billion years of experimentation by its ancestors.