nancylebov (nancylebov) wrote,

The Verifier Approach

Solving the Voynich mystery and looking for other holes in expert knowledge......

The verifier method boils down to seven steps: 1) amass knowledge of a discipline through interviews and reading; 2) determine whether critical expertise has yet to be applied in the field; 3) look for bias and mistakenly held assumptions in the research; 4) analyze jargon to uncover differing definitions of key terms; 5) check for classic mistakes using human-error tools; 6) follow the errors as they ripple through underlying assumptions; 7) suggest new avenues for research that emerge from steps one through six.

Note: this is the first Wired article I've seen in quite a while that didn't leave me feeling as though I had to slog through trivia to get to the interesting bits. Has there been a change in the house style?

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