Month: April 2017

Confirmation bias in the sciences – a double edged sword?

Baijayanta Roy   Confirmation bias is a tricky thing to write about. One only needs to put her guard down for a while and the biases about confirmation bias creeps in. Confirmation bias is the psychological tendency of a person to seek or interpret evidence in ways those are partial or biased to existing beliefs,…
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A proposition for incentivizing peer-review

 Srikanth Sugavanam, Baijayanta Roy How do we motivate reviewers to be more actively involved in the peer review process, and also enhance the quality of the peer review they provide? Critical, unbiased peer review is vital for scientific progress. It helps validate one’s ideas, derive constructive criticism, initiate dialogue, uncover hidden biases in one’s thinking,…
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