Responding to Rol Fessenden Learning to learn LO4346
> Actually, I/we believe that what we are doing is learning. Our
> large-scale design is to learn more about the business, apply what we
> learn, and learn more. The experiments are a part of a fabric. Is that
> what you mean when you say "each [experiment] is part of a larger
> sequential learning design."
EXACTLY. This is in the spirit of EVOP.
See G. E. P. Box and N. R. Draper, _Evolutionary Operation -- A
Statistical Method for Process Improvement_, Wiley, 1969. A "Mind
Expanding" book that is a great example of actual evolution is the more
recent _Beak of the Finch_ which chronicles the observed evolution of
Darwin's Finches through a series of drastic changes in climate on their
An experiment may be a success even if an individual trial, or round of
trials, produces disapointing results.
The finches were able to "learn", and "relearn", their most appropriate
body types because of the diversity of less than "optimum" types
during previous periods.
-- Tom Johnson email@example.com tel: (919) 515 4620 fax: (919) 515 1794 Box 8109 18A Patterson Hall North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC 27695-8109