Really? Jumping to conclusions -Lila H


While reading chapters six of Rigor Morris, “jumping to conclusions” I found that jumping to conclusions is a big factor of mistakes made while doing research. Scientists and researchers tend to jump to conclusions once one test works successfully on a study. They aren’t always thoroughly checking to make sure there are no bumps in the road and that the work and results they just received are reliable. In chapter six they jumped to conclusions when they said “if it worked for ovarian cancer.they reasoned, it seemed likely that the technology could diagnose many other forms of cancer in early more treatable stages.” Pg.123-124. While this could be used as a hypothesis or an educated guess they can’t be so certain it will work for finding out answers for other diseases and diagnoses. When a researcher says something like “the technology could diagnose many other forms of cancer, in earl, more treatable stages” they must test it to make sure there were no bumps or problems no the research of the test beforehand and that they successfully and correctly did the research. Bumps naturally will occur in research and studies and that’s just a part of it which goes to show you that you must be thorough in your research and not base everything off of one experiment. In fact, while doing the ovarian cancer study they ran into a problem, “the difference Baggerly saw was in data that scientists generally throw away because it’s untrustworthy”. Pg.124-125. These scientists put the other statement out about using the same technology as used in the ovarian cancer study to find other diagnoses out into the world before finding this new information out that bumps back an for tanks the rest of their studies. This goes to show that you must dig deeper in research and not scan over things just to get to the next step or answer.

While reading chapter six of Rigor Mortis my mind began to question why our brains jump to conclusions and how common it is for them to. So I did some research  of my Own.

In my research I found that scientists believe that through studies they found that Jumping to conclusions or aka ‘one shot thinking’ is when the human brain is unsure about a situation or when it is jumping ahead to the next thing before fully thinking everything out piece by piece.


3 thoughts on “Really? Jumping to conclusions -Lila H

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  1. Kerrisa L. – I really liked reading your blog post because you thoroughly reviewed the chapter, so well that even someone who hadn’t read that chapter before would still be able to understand what’s happening. I also thought it was smart for you to put a link into your sentence to give an example of, and show proof of your research. After reading your research all of your findings corresponded well with the ones I read in chapter six. Overall great job on your response.

  2. I loved how you went into full detail about the way the book described jumping into conclusions and then as you still had some questions of your own you did some research and you explained how you saw it or did like a little summary of your you found. If I hadn’t have read that chapter I would have come to read your chapter because it makes sense to exactly what the book was saying. -Cyanna M

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