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Bias

1. In statistics, a circumstance leading to inaccurate results because of conscious or unconscious manipulation of data. Bias is anything that reduces the randomness of the sample being tested.

2. Anything that affects a decision other than facts. For example, a company may be disinclined to expand into an area of town because it is perceived as dangerous, whether or not it actually is. Bias is thought to reduce efficiency. See also: Behavioral economics.
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Other applications include power amplifier biasing for RF, audio and amplifiers that require gain or phase control.
This manuscript reveals the technology to a wider audience of instrument manufacturers and offers several practical recommendations to the measurement communiti es regarding the minimization of the biasing effects.
These bias tee find applications in biasing amplifiers, biasing of laser diodes, biasing of active antennas, DC return and DC blocking.