Jump to content
Search In
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

this is something that has been on my mind lately and i thought it would be a good thing to post.

Observer bias is something to consider when you are reading about someone elses findings, and also while observing your own findings with a new product , drug, diet , or supplement for your acne.

But that is what is so beautiful about a forum like this. It allows us to compare our findings in hopes to eliminate any observer bias and hopefully find truth.

here is an excerpt from wikipedia:

Observer bias

The related social-science term observer bias is error introduced into measurement when observers overemphasize behavior they expect to find and fail to notice behavior they do not expect. This is why medical trials are normally double-blind rather than single-blind. Observer bias can also be introduced because researchers see a behavior and interpret it according to what it means to them, whereas it may mean something else to the person showing the behavior. See subject-expectancy effect and observer-expectancy effect.

more at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Observer_bias

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Good post. The guy who helped cure my acne always said 'try it and judge by your results' and this got me where I am today.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

good point. i've been a dummy for this before - posting regimens which claimed to get me 95% clear etc when it was really just wishful thinking. I went back to correct myself after realising what i'd done.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

in a nutshell thats what it is -wishfull thinking.

But it is also necessary that you dont lose your enthusiam because it contributes to the process of elimination!!!!

thomas edison said that when inventing the light bulb he didnt fail 1000 times , he found 1000 ways Not to make a light bulb!!!

when trying out a new product or supplement, if i dont notice a change in at least a month i scrap it.and on to the next.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Personalized Advice Quiz - All of Acne.org in just a few minutes