Development of a Personalized Web-based Educational Program for Scientific Researchers' Cognitive bias Regulation

Sangwoo  Bae1   Eunju Park2   Minsu  Ha2,*   

1Seogang University
2Kangwon National University


Cognitive bias, which is habitual thinking resulting from human experience, has a variety of implications on scientific study. In the meanwhile, several ways for correcting cognitive bias have been investigated, but there is a limit to eliciting a change in long-held beliefs by a unilateral delivery mechanism, typically a one-time group education or training session. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to design a web-based application that focuses on cognitive biases that can influence the thought processes and scientific research of scientists by addressing the shortcomings of the existing de-cognitive bias correction approach. To this purpose, cognitive biases that can influence scientific thought and research are divided into categories such as "identifying ideas", "selecting ideas", "generating ideas", "evaluating ideas", and "transforming ideas", and a self-assessment questionnaire was created. After logging into the website program and completing a survey, participants can receive data that has been designed for they based on the survey findings, monitor their own learning progress with regular notifications, and modify their way of thinking naturally by submitting feedback. For this program, the 'nudge' technique was used. This program's front end was made with Next.js and distributed with vecel, while the back end was created with Firebase. After a pilot test, the viability of the program will be demonstrated, and scientists will be informed.

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Fig. 2. CB-KAAR program development process and follow-up research plan