confirmation bias


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confirmation bias

(kon″fĭr-mā′shŏn)
An error in diagnostic thinking in which one sees only those patterns in the data that support one's preconceptions.
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My initial reaction was that Facebook didn't tilt the election, and that people's confirmation bias would get in the way of anyone genuinely changing their vote based on fake news.
Start the meeting by simply running through a list of common biases (halo and horns, confirmation bias, etc.
com/topic/confirmation-bias) confirmation bias , a tendency to look for information that confirms one's own beliefs or interpret information in a way that does this.
Evolution has designed confirmation bias to serve as a built-in mental filter that helps us argue--we subconsciously capture the data that supports our beliefs and discard the data that might disprove them.
Confirmation bias, a subset, is where an individual lends more credence to information that confirms an already existing belief, and views information counter to that belief as more likely to be unstable or irrelevant.
In most cases retro-reports can offer only unctuous weasel words of one-sided self-justification, risking (as at Hillsborough) all the confirmation bias and potential for accepting fabricated evidence inherent to inquisitional methods - not the change of hearts and minds required for genuine reform obliging elected and official leaders to base mutual respect upon sharing, and upholding amongst their subordinates (by example in the first instance), the principles of human rights and public service.
Fake news is rampant; facts don't seem to change the minds of those in thrall to falsehood; confirmation bias drives people to seek out only the information that bolsters their views, while dismissing whatever challenges them.
More often than not people allow themselves to fall victim to their own confirmation bias by ignoring data and information that might be contrary to one's extant opinion.
What we would call confirmation bias had taken over
My own experience vetting the phenomenon could be tainted by confirmation bias.
WE live in a world of echo chambers and confirmation bias.
He stipulated that having a hypothesis before data had been collected might skew the process with confirmation bias, given that the analyst might then search for evidence that confirms his hypotheses.
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