Understanding Health Research: Common Sources of Bias
Bias (the conscious or unconscious influencing of a study and its results) can occur in different ways and renders studies less dependable.Key Concepts addressed:
Understanding Health Research: A tool for making sense of health studies. Common Sources of Bias
One of the main problems with scientific studies is that bias (the conscious or unconscious influencing of the study and its results) can make them less dependable. Bias can occur in a number of different ways and it is important for researchers to be aware of these and find ways to minimize bias. There are a great number of ways that bias can occur.