Talk:Selection bias

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It's possible that I'm being a pedantic asshat

The second example in this article is not selection bias, it's more along the lines of reporting bias.

Do you think it should be a separate article, or do you want to rename the article "Bias within research"? Or do you think just leave it as is. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by David Speed (talkcontribs), 09:42, 20 April 2015

I think it's good. Selection bias is a flaw in methodology or possibly analysis. Publication bias can have a correct methodology but the process of publication or motivation of researchers itself selects findings that give a distorted overall result. I think I know what you are getting at as the paper probably confirms the authors agenda, so they are motivated to publish. Normally, competent researchers are worrying about subtle selection bias effects. In the referenced paper, they are basically cherry picking results and it's rather more blatant selection bias. Does that make any sense at all? --Tim Sheerman-Chase 16:53, 21 April 2015 (CDT)
I might be confusing reporting bias with publication bias though... --Tim Sheerman-Chase 02:45, 22 April 2015 (CDT)
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