Is it ever truly possible to have unbiased research or study?

So it's not just the people or the items being observed that act in a certain way when they know they're being observed but actually the observer interacting with this system and brings maybe their own bias and maybe their own effect. So my question is to all you swell people is it possible to truly have an unbiased study or research at any time? Let me know. Something to think about

The nature of being human, and the nature of our own motivations and bias, make it nearly impossible to truly have unbiased studies. #bias #human


But if you include autistics in the research process, then there can be greater insight as to what's actually being observed there. And so it could decrease bias. It's not to say it would be eliminated by any means, but it could be decreased. I mean, I think the same is true no matter what you're looking at
Carly D
@Astroality · 1:17
And I feel like also when people are doing research, some part of them wants there to be an answer in one direction or the other. And I feel like some of that comes into it somehow. And I feel like that's just part of being human. So I feel like the only way for it to be 1000% unbiased would be if we had some sort of program where it was literally just input into AI and AI came up with the answer
Swell Team
@Swell · 0:15

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Bob Hutchins
@BobHutchins · 2:04


You. I tend to agree with you, definitely. I think we will begin to explore how AI is applied to research. However, it still doesn't necessarily fix the other thing being observed. In the example I gave, it wasn't so much the observers that were bringing the bias, it was the subjects of the study who knew they were being observed
Carly D
@Astroality · 2:29


And I'm wondering if people were being observed by AI if they really didn't think about it, if they kind of just dismissed it and went on about their day. And I guess that's the approach that I'm thinking of it through the lens that I'm looking at it through, is that they're acting different because they know another human is observing them