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Evidence of experimental bias in the life sciences: Why we need blind data recording

Holman, Luke; Head, Megan; Lanfear, Robert; Jennions, Michael


Observer bias and other “experimenter effects” occur when researchers’ expectations influence study outcome. These biases are strongest when researchers expect a particular result, are measuring subjective variables, and have an incentive to produce

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS Biology
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1002190
Access Rights: Open Access


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