Base rate fallacy
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The base rate fallacy, also called base rate neglect or base rate bias, is a formal fallacy. If presented with related base rate information (i.e. generic, general information) and specific information (information pertaining only to a certain case), the mind tends to ignore the former and focus on the latter.
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See also
- Bayesian probability
- Bayes' theorem
- Data dredging
- False positive paradox
- Inductive argument
- List of cognitive biases
- List of paradoxes
- Misleading vividness
- Prevention paradox
- Prosecutor's fallacy, a mistake in reasoning that involves ignoring a low prior probability
- Simpson's paradox, another error in statistical reasoning dealing with comparing groups
- Stereotype
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