Bias (disambiguation)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For Wikipedia's editorial policy on avoiding bias, see Wikipedia:Neutral point of view.
For systemic bias on Wikipedia and how to reduce it, see Wikipedia:Systemic bias.

Bias is an inclination towards something, or a predisposition, partiality, prejudice, preference, or predilection.

Bias may also refer to:

Social sciences[edit]

  • Cultural bias, interpreting and judging phenomena in terms particular to one's own culture
  • Cognitive bias, any of a wide range of observer effects identified in cognitive science.
  • Funding bias, bias relative to the commercial interests of a study's financial sponsor
  • Infrastructure bias, the influence of existing social or scientific infrastructure on scientific observations
  • Media bias, the influence journalists and news producers have in selecting stories to report and how they are covered
  • Publication bias, bias towards publication of certain experimental results

Mathematics and engineering[edit]

  • Bias (statistics), the systematic distortion of a statistic
    • Biased sample, a sample falsely taken to be typical of a population
    • Estimator bias, a bias from an estimator whose expectation differs from the true value of the parameter
  • Exponent bias, the constant offset of an exponent's value

Electricity[edit]

  • Biasing, a voltage or current added to an electronic device to move its operating point to a desired part of its transfer function
  • Grid bias of a vacuum tube, used to control the electron flow from the heated cathode to the positively charged anode
  • Tape bias (also AC bias), a high-frequency signal (generally from 40 to 150 kHz) added to the audio signal recorded on an analog tape recorder

Places[edit]

People[edit]

In other areas[edit]

See also[edit]