Q: Is observation the active acquisition of information from a primary source? ¶
Q: Are observations biased toward confirming the observer's conscious and unconscious expectations and view of the world? ¶
A: Yes, we "see what we expect to see". In psychology, this is called confirmation bias.
Q: Is observation made to determine the actual location or state of the object, it always finds the object in a single state, not a "mixture"? ¶
A: Yes, The interaction of the observation process appears to "collapse" the wave function into a single state.