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LETTER TO EDITOR
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 399

The role of ethics committee in confirmation bias mitigation in dental research: Indian perspective


Department of Dentistry, Government Taluk Head Quarters Hospital, Malappuram, Kerala, India

Date of Web Publication13-Dec-2017

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Thorakkal Shamim
Department of Dentistry, Government Taluk Head Quarters Hospital, Malappuram - 676 519, Kerala
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jiaphd.jiaphd_128_17

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Shamim T. The role of ethics committee in confirmation bias mitigation in dental research: Indian perspective. J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent 2017;15:399

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Shamim T. The role of ethics committee in confirmation bias mitigation in dental research: Indian perspective. J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Jul 22];15:399. Available from: http://www.jiaphd.org/text.asp?2017/15/4/399/220707

Sir,

This letter addresses the role of Ethics committee in mitigating confirmation bias in dental research in India. Schematic category-based thinking is current school of thought to mitigate confirmation bias in dental research.[1] Mentors in dental education in India play an important role in mitigating confirmation bias in dental research by constituting ethics committee in individual health universities headed by Academic Dean supported by dental discipline Heads of various specialties. The key factors for mitigating confirmation bias in a constituted ethics committee are dental scholar's study or data presentation, open discussions, accepting criticisms raised by the ethics committee, and the ethical concerns of the study. Therefore, ethics committee are constituent bodies in India to mitigate confirmation bias in dental research and encourages dental scholar's to come up with fruitful results for the betterment of the society, safeguarding the ethical aspect.

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Eli I. Reducing confirmation bias in clinical decision-making. J Dent Educ 1996;60:831-5.  Back to cited text no. 1
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