Academic Bias

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Professors are not effective at indoctrinating their students with their own politics — or so says a study in the journal PS as reported in the NYTimes: A study of nearly 7,000 students at 38 institutions published in the current PS: Political Science and Politics, the journal of the American Political Science Association, as well…

Industry practices bias

Shocking: The study, published by the Public Library of Science online journal PLoS Medicine, echoes other findings that show industry-funded research on drugs is more likely to be favorable to the drugs than independent research. Ludwig’s team reviewed 111 studies on soft drinks, juice and milk that were published between 1999 and 2003. “We chose…

Is Arabic language instruction biased? Frank Salameh, writing in RCP, says yes (but not in the way that you would think):