In an interesting Nature comment piece, Robert MacCoun and Saul Perlmutter say that “more fields should, like particle physics, adopt blind analysis to thwart bias”: Blind analysis: Hide results to seek the truth
As they put it,
Decades ago, physicists including Richard Feynman noticed something worrying. New estimates of basic physical constants were often closer to published values than would be expected given standard errors of measurement.
They realized that researchers were m