Bias

‍What does bias mean?

Bias is a disproportional weight in favor of or against an idea or object, typically closed-minded, discriminatory, or unfair. People may develop favorable or unfavorable attitudes towards a person, a group, or a belief. Biases can be either innate or acquired.

What is an example of bias?

The most common example of bias in the workplace is giving someone preferential treatment because you know them personally, have worked with them before and like them better (physically, character-wise, etc.). This can be conscious or unconscious; it can often create a toxic work environment when happens often. 

What are the 3 types of bias?

Three types of bias are information bias, selection bias, and confounding.