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  • Bias: SFAF
    a false association that results from to the failure to account for some skewing or influencing factor, or a tendency for the observed results to deviate from the "true" results. Bias distorts results in a particular direction. For example, if an investigator in a clinical trial believes the drug under study to be effective and knows which participants are receiving the drug, bias may influence his/her observations in favor of positive results.
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