Experimenter Bias

  • (noun): (psychology) bias introduced by an experimenter whose expectations about the outcome of the experiment can be subtly communicated to the participants in the experiment.

Some articles on experimenter, bias, experimenter bias:

Experimenter's Bias
... In experimental science, experimenter's bias is subjective bias towards a result expected by the human experimenter ... The inability of a human being to be objective is the ultimate source of this bias ... and medical sciences, where double blind techniques are often employed to combat the bias ...
Experimenter's Bias - Biological and Medical Sciences
... animals and humans provide a rich, and difficult to control, source of experimental bias ... study, and the systematic elimination of probable causes of bias, by detecting confounding factors, is the only way to isolate true cause-effect relationships ... It is also in epidemiology that experimenter bias has been better studied than in other sciences ...

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