Friday, 19 January 2018

Cognitive biases related to research

Cognitive biases I have commonly encountered in research: Related to hypothesis making/testing,data analyses and decisions for lab experiments

Availability heuristic-overestimate importance of available information
Recency-weigh recent information more heavily
Bandwagon effect-groupthink
Clustering illusion-see patterns in random events
Confirmation bias-confirmation of preconception
Zero risk bias-favoring certainty

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Recommended reading: Thinking Fast and Slow-Daniel Kahneman

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