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MiC PPD 1.20 Bias, Error and Fraud


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Regression to the mean
A statistical phenomenon whereby 'high' and 'low' scores move towards an average
Type I thinking
A type of thinking based on pattern recognition. Automatic and rapid
Type II thinking
A type of thinking that is consciously activated. Slow and painful (uses up more blood glucose)
Blind
When performing an experiment, you should be [____] to the outcomes when scoring, otherwise you will be biased
Double blind
Experiments should be [_______] - i.e. neither the subjects nor you should know the expected outcomes
Controlled and randomised
Experiments must be [_______] and [________]
Placebo effect
An effect whereby non-medicated treatments can induce an effect if the patient believes they are medicated