Avoiding Bias: Simonsen's Rules for Variable Star Observing
Check out Mike's advice for avoiding bias. Among my favorite advice:
If you see the observations of some other observer(s) beforehand-
- Assume they are lying to deceive you!
- Know they are bad observers, so their opinion is worthless!
- They could be, and probably are, completely crazy. How many variable star observers have you met? I rest my case.