Bad problem solving

Below is a list of things you should be careful to avoid when working on solving problems.

Examples of bad problem solving

  • Not notifying or flagging weak data or analysis
  • Drawing important conclusions from incomplete data
  • Not correcting or informing about errors
  • Not disclosing how you are affected by the problem if you have something to gain
  • Not considering environmental, social and ethical factors
  • Changing results of research in some way in response to pressure from someone
  • Reaching conclusion based on theories instead of statistics and evidence
  • Accept gifts and other benefits because you have a certain position
  • Allowing political influences to alter research or decision
  • Fixing data and variables to get the results you seek
  • Not crediting contributors or sources
  • Omitting relevant data
  • Keep relevant information about a problem outside of Koios
  • Deliberate forgery of research results
  • Being biased to what evidence are included
  • Ignoring contrary evidence
  • Altering the outcome of the problem solving process for personal gain
  • Ignoring data in order not to offend someone
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Development issues