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In sequential data collection, halting the process in the light of the data collected up to that point, as when a researcher continues collecting scores just until the data support the hypothesis under investigation. This procedure is unacceptable, and it undermines the validity of any statistical tests that are later performed on the data.

Subjects: Psychology.


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