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.

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

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