There are two primary hypotheses for the formation of delusions, the "basic reasoning deficit hypothesis" and the "anomalous experience hypothesis
* Clinical experience of house surgeons and post- graduate residents should enable them to per- form better at shade selection as compared to the relatively inexperienced undergraduate students (Experience hypothesis)
The experience hypothesis was partially proved true.
The concept of centers of excellence is based on what might be called the "experience hypothesis" which, in turn, is often coupled with the belief that "practice makes perfect."
Also, and most regrettably, the historical evidence supporting the experience hypothesis remains equivocal.
Two empirical tests of this experience hypothesis were conducted for each of the three measures of agreement.
Needless to say, the experience hypothesis predicted a positive correlation in each instance, reflecting what was expected to be more agreement as a result of more test experiences by the two magazines with evaluation of the same product.
The second empirical test of the experience hypothesis was very similar to the first, although in assigning an experience value to each test pair, a criterion of average time (in years) since the first test of a given product was used, rather than the average number of previous tests of the product.