New Article Posted: How Cognitive Biases Can Affect Data Management

Anyone who has ever taken an intro level course on psych (or just reads a lot) has probably encountered the concept of cognitive biases. In a nutshell, a cognitive bias is a mental shortcut, or heuristic, for helping humans make decisions. Cognitive biases are not inherently bad, but they can cause problems, especially when used during decision making processes.

Below are three cognitive biases that I see very commonly when discussing data management or data management systems (i.e., AMSes) with my clients, and how you might avoid the trap they can often set. Read the rest here…

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About Wes Trochlil

For a quarter century, Wes has worked in and with dozens of associations and membership organizations throughout the US, ranging in size from zero staff (all-volunteer) to over 700. In that time Wes has provided a range of consulting services, from general consulting on data management issues to full-scale, association-wide selection and implementation of association management systems.

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