Andrea Lythgoe

Andrea has been a childbirth educator and doula for over 20 years, and really enjoys helping other birth professionals learn to better understand the research.

Managing your own Bias

In my last article, I talked about confirmation bias and how it might impact how you interact with research. Today we are going to talk about some tips for how you can counter that as you explore and read research. Change your mindset from conviction to curiosity When we think about research, the temptation is …

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Confirmation Bias

When we think of bias in research, we often think of bias as something that exists in the researchers and publishers of medical research. But that’s not the only kind of research we should be aware of! Confirmation Bias is a special kind of bias that effects YOU. And time you’re interacting with research, you …

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5 Kinds of Bad Data Visualization and how it can lead you wrong

Sometimes charts and graphs are designed in a way that is very misleading. Here are some examples, and explanations for what makes them misleading. Directional Disorientation This is a pretty famous bad graph that I have edited to remove the actual subject matter and protect the innocent. If you take a look at it, you …

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