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Feng Shui exercise

Three years ago a property developer decided to construct a cul-de-sac of six houses on the outskirts of Dundee. All of the houses were identical, detached properties with high specification interiors in a much sought-after location. Once built, there was a lot of interest in the properties but after two months none of them had sold. When the estate agents questioned the potential buyers about why they had decided not to purchase one of these properties they were repeatedly told that there was nothing wrong with the houses but that the buyers just didn’t have a good feel about them.

The developer’s partner had undertaken a course in feng shui and tried to persuade the developer to reconstruct the properties following feng shui principles. The developer agreed to allow three of the houses to be rebuilt using feng shui principles (which took around six months). The remaining three houses still did not sell during this period.

The three properties which had feng shui practised on them sold immediately. The property developer decided that after this controlled experiment they would make sure that all the properties would be built using feng shui.

Does this research study provide conclusive evidence that feng shui increases the saleability of houses?
What flaws (if any) can you identify in the way the research was conducted?