Errors and Cognitive bias

Confirmation bias

Confirmation bias is a person’s tendency to favor information that confirms their assumptions, preconceptions or hypotheses whether these are actually and independently true or not. The phenomenon is also called confirmatory bias or myside bias.

https://explorable.com/confirmation-bias

A large amount of medical research is never published & studies that are published are more likely to report favourable results: https://buff.ly/3amNjLs This @CochraneUK blog explains why that’s so problematic & how publication bias can be, and is, tackled & prevented. #OhReally

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