Don’t avoid research bias. Manage it

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Tiffany
Tiffany

What he was saying Joseph, is if you strongly believe in your idea, and want to do the research your self, but you are only one sided in the way you think, there is more chance that there will be bias and the information needed to be written and or published, when someone goes in with a one minded thing, they outcome will most likely be the same. They should not be able to do the research, or do the publishing, cause who knows what is the accurate information, take the gardsail shot for an example, why it is out on the market is BECAUSE OF BIAS, that is a GE version of the strand with aluminum in it, and it is killing girls world wide, but yet it is stilling being pushed, why BIAS. The world of medicine is so corrupted because the funding and the information comes from people on the same side, making it suck, cause the information we get as people for things is always persuaded by the industry.

Kylie Estwick
Kylie Estwick

Joseph - you completely missed the point of the article. If an investigator has a BIAS, that is clear and direct enough to warrant not letting him/her conduct the research, this is a completely reasonable approach. If you work for Pfizer or are being paid by Pfizer it is ethically wrong for you to try and push and promote studies utilizing Pfizer products. This is NOT how science and research work. If the scientific rationale is just, sound and worth doing, someone will come up with the idea. Research addresses questions where there are questions...it does not take a drug and try to apply it to every application. BIAS destroys progress and creativity, not the management of bias. Not only that, the appearance of bias alone destroys an institutions credibility.

joseph clark
joseph clark

Your last point will signal a tragedy for researchers and creativity. You appear to say that if I have an idea that will save lives; I cannot do the study, cannot analyze the data and cannot publish the results. So, I cannot be promoted, cannot be recognized as an expert in my field and pretty much turn over my life's work to someone else to lead the project. Not to mention the fact that you are suggesting that the world's expert on the subject of said studies should not be involved and the study should be done by less informed scientists. You seem to claim this will be better, but for whom? That conclusion also conflicts with your title because it is not managing conflict it is avoiding it to the detriment of the intellectuals who make discoveries.

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