The deviation of results from the truth due to the way in which the study is conducted.
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1. Bias of technology, either change or difference, refers to a shift towards or away from use of a factor. The exact meaning depends on the definition of neutral used to define absence of bias. Factor bias matters for the effects of technological progress on trade and welfare. 2. Bias of a trade regime refers to whether the structure of protection...Found on http://www-personal.umich.edu/~alandear/glossary/b.html
Bias is a term which refers to how far the average statistic lies from the parameter it is estimating, that is, the error which arises when estimating a quantity. Errors from chance will cancel each other out in the long run, those from bias will not.Found on http://www.bized.co.uk/reference/glossary/index.htm?glosid=1233
Current or voltage applied to a circuit to set a reference operating level for proper circuit performance, such as the high frequency bias current applied to an audio recording head to improve linear performance and reduce distortion.
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Generally a preference or an inclination, especially one that inhibits impartial judgment. In statistical sampling or testing, an error caused by systematically favouring some outcomes over others.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20212
- slanting diagonally across the grain of a fabric 2. [n] - a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation 3. [v] - influence in an unfair way 4. [v] - cause to be biasedFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=bias
Bias is a consistent error brought about by experimental design favouring one group over another or by the investigator/data recorder favouring one group over another. In the first case it can be prevented by matching the groups, and in the second case by blinding. See also blind study.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20429
High frequency signal used in analogue recording to improve the accuracy of the recorded signal and to drive the erase head. Bias is generated by a bias oscillator.Found on http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/music%20tech%20glossary/Music%20Tech%20Gl
A tendency to misrepresent. The term bias is used in statistics to refer to how far the average statistic lies from the parameter it is estimating, that is, the error that arises when estimating a quantity. Errors from chance will cancel each other out in the long run, those from bias will not.
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AudioUsed in recording signals on a magnetic media (tape). As the tape passes the recording head, the head generates a varying magnetic field corresponding to the analogue signal to be recorded. The problem is that if the magnetising force is in the form of a sine wave, (with excursions either side from zero), the resulting flux is non linear due t...Found on http://www.diracdelta.co.uk/science/source/b/i/bias/source.html
The difference between the mean value of a set of test results or measurement results and the true value.
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To prefer one thing to another and so look at it more favourably. It is possible to do this without knowing it, which is why some trials are designed so that no one knows which patient is having which treatment.Found on http://www.cancerhelp.org.uk/utilities/glossary/index.htm?search=b
Any influence that distorts the results of a research study
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A realist approach to bias depicts this as consisting of any systematic error that obscures correct conclusions about the subject being studied. Typically, such bias may be caused by the researcher, or by procedures adopted for data gathering, including sampling. The concept makes little sense from a relativist standpoint, though provision of a ref...Found on http://people.brunel.ac.uk/~hsstcfs/glossary.htm
Bias: 1. When a point of view prevents impartial judgment on issues relating to the subject of that point of view. In a clinical trial, bias refers to effects that a conclusion that may be incorrect as, for example, when a researcher or patient knows what treatment is being given. To avoid bias, a blinded study may be done. 2. Deviation of results ...Found on http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=2455
Communications signal distortion with respect to bit timing.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20957
; plural Biases
(-ĕz). [ French biasis
, perhaps from Late Latin bifax
two-faced; Latin bis
face. See Bi-
, and confer Face
A weight on the side of the ball used in the game of b...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/B/46
Bi'as adjective 1.
Inclined to one side; swelled on one side. [ Obsolete] Shak. 2.
Cut slanting or diagonally, as cloth. Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/B/46
In a slanting manner; crosswise; obliquely; diagonally; as, to cut cloth bias
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Bi'as transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Biased
st); present participle & verbal noun Biasing
.] To incline to one side; to give a particular direction to; to influence; to prejudice; to prepossess. « ...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/B/46
<statistics> In a clinical trial, bias refers to effects that a conclusion that may be incorrect as, for example, when a researcher or patient knows what treatment is being given. To avoid bias, a blinded study may be done. ... Any deviation of results or inferences from the truth, or processes leading to such deviation. ... Bias can result f...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
slanting diagonally across the grain of a fabric; `a bias fold`Found on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=bias
a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situationFound on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=bias
cause to be biasedFound on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=bias
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