How to Avoid Bias in Scientific Investigations


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Which of the following shows bias?

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1. What is bias?

2. Which of the following scenarios shows a proper scientific investigation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Avoiding bias in scientific investigations is important for producing ethical research. The quiz asks you about relevant scenarios and definitions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

For the quiz you will:

  • Identify a scientific investigation technique that shows bias
  • Define bias
  • Select the scenario that shows a proper scientific investigation
  • Choose a statement that represents the correct way to interpret data
  • Pick a group for a hypothetical study that would not be biased

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can properly describe main terms, such as bias
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of this topic to identify the correct way to conduct a scientific investigation
  • Information recall - access your knowledge of the lesson to answer a question about bias in a hypothetical study

Additional Learning

Supplement your understanding of this topic by studying the lesson called How to Avoid Bias in Scientific Investigations. The lesson objectives include:

  • Understand the appearance of bias by following a hypothetical example
  • Identify proper techniques for selecting study participants
  • Recognize how manipulating data is a form of bias