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false positive (also called a Type 1 error)

in inferential statistics, concluding that an observedoutcome is significant when in fact it reflects only chance.

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September 27th 2021

actor/observer biases

 theserefer to the tendency for (a) ‘actors’ to explain their own behaviour in situationalterms and (b) observers to explain the behaviour of others in dispositional (person) terms.