POSITIVE FINDINGS BIAS

the propensity for researchers to hope for, interpret, and report outcomes reinforcing research hypotheses instead of the null hypothesis. Positive hallucination is an untrue perceptual experience marked by perceiving that something is present whenever it isn't.

POSITIVE FINDINGS BIAS: "In accordance with the positive finding bias, the trait that Group A perceived is actually nonexistent."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "POSITIVE FINDINGS BIAS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/positive-findings-bias/ (accessed August 17, 2019).
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