Bias in Research


Tonight in class, we talked about bias. As I have been reading various articles about my topic, I have noticed that some of the research is clearly biased. In other articles, it is clear that the researchers have gone to great lengths to avoid prejudice. I think it is interesting that we are all unintentionally biased, even when we are actively trying not to be. I know when I was writing my problem statement that I was predisposed in favor of bibliotherapy. I wanted my outcome to be the truth. I think this must happen with many researchers. The researcher wants to badly for the outcome to be in their favor. This topic definitely left me thinking a little differently about research and methods of collecting data.


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