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    Researcher bias in the news media

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    Have you ever seen an incident of researcher bias in the news media when reporting data? How can biased reporting affect the results of a research study?

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    Even if only a tiny bit, almost ALL research is biased in some way. Study starts with an idea or hypothesis. A researcher has come to an idea and sets out to prove it. Sometimes research can prompt a finding by accident and the scientist will choose to probe farther to see if more can be provided to better understand the findings.
    Those offering funding can sometimes be obvious or subtle, with regard to bias. An example is research to show tobacco was not bad for ...

    Solution Summary

    Tobacco and autism are a few examples of researcher bias discussed.