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Examples of research bias

Provide examples of researcher bias that could occur in your setting. References please.

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Researcher bias results in introducing subjectivity into the research process. Indeed, researcher bias and subjectivity are commonly understood as inevitable and important by most qualitative researchers. This contrasts with quantitative research. However, in qualitative research, it is argued that that "meaningful knowledge can be constructed in a way that provides room for personal and subjective ways of looking at the world". It contrasts with the positivist traditions of research and knowledge construction "where, objectivity and value-neutrality are considered important criteria for evaluating research" (DeVinney & Meritt, 1991, http://www.nova.edu/ssss/QR/QR7-1/mehra.html). Researcher bias and subjectivity are thought to be a threat to the research's reliability and validity when not addressed up-front ...

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Provides examples of research bias. References are provided.

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