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Science Information Cycle: Bias in Scientific Information


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Bias in Science Information

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scientific method
  • Objectivity is an important idea in the scientific method.
  • Personal and cultural beliefs influence both our perceptions and our interpretations of natural phenomena.
  • Use of standard procedures and criteria minimize those influences when developing a theory.
  • The scientific method attempts to minimize the influence of bias or prejudice in the experimenter when testing an hypothesis or a theory.

Knowing that bias exists will help you...

  • recognize it when you see it.
  • understand and analyze different perspectives about your topic.
  • eliminate bias in your own work.

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