BU 407 Herzing University WK 5 Effects of Bias on Data and Fact Discussion

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Unit 5 Discussion – How Can Biases Affect Data & “Facts”?

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Discussion: Unit 5, Due Wednesday by 11:59 pm CT

How Can Biases Affect Data & “Facts”?


When making decisions business people are searching for accurate data to base their models on. However, sometimes implicit and explicit biases can affect not only what data sources are selected but also how that data is interpreted.

Considering this please address the following prompts in your discussion:

  1. Think of a business example of how a bias created a poor analysis, decision or outcome. How could this have been avoided?
  2. Support your ideas with examples and/or references.

Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.

The post and responses are valued at 40 points. Please review post and response expectations. Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets criteria.

Estimated time to complete: 2 hours

Peer Response: Unit 5, Due Sunday by 11:59 pm CT

How Can Biases Affect Data & “Facts”?


Please respond to a minimum of two peers.

In your response please consider the following :

  • Is bias always a bad thing?
  • Is it important to overcome a bias, or just be able to recognize it?

Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.

Estimated time to complete: 1 Hour

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