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The Bias of Communication: Media and Bias - On the 9th of September 2001, an estimated audience of 2 billion people watched the destruction of the Twin Towers in New York, live on television (Giddens and Sutton, 2013: p766). The notion that information can be spread so fast and to so many receivers is still a relatively new notion to modern society but it has become such an integral part of our everyday lives. As Macionis and Plummer (2012: p762) state, “this is the time of the media”, with 73% of UK adults accessing the Internet everyday (Ons, 2013)....   [tags: space-bias media, alternative biases]
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Bias in the Media - Everyday millions of Americans plop down in front of their TVs to get their daily intake of news and current events of what happened that day. Sadly, most of the news and facts they are getting have been altered somehow by someone at the news corporation or by the reporters themselves. In the numerous news sources that cover world evens daily there are certain viewpoints that are thrust into the public’s face. This highly opinionated and biased news coverage has been present since there was news to report on....   [tags: Political Bias]
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Liberal Bias in the Media - Today it seems almost impossible to get a straightforward answer on any major topic from the media. All sources of media have a specific audience that they are intending to hear or view the information that they have prepared, therefore they will cut bits and pieces out so that only the message they are trying to get across will be received. So indeed there is a media bias, and yes it more often than not slants towards the liberal view point, as many reporters and journalists have liberal views themselves....   [tags: Liberal Media Bias]
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Liberal Media Bias in the United States - People rely on journalist to report factual news and to make political points in helping the American citizen in making their decision when it comes time to vote. Since American’s do not have time to research every side to all the stories that have been published, they count on the media to portray both sides. However, you cannot believe everything that the media reports. If you were to pay attention to the reports given by journalists, you will find that they report on the stories that they feel they want to get out....   [tags: Liberal Media Bias]
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Bias on Television all over the World - Most of people believe that television news programs present biased information. On the other hand, there are people who believe that TV news just states the facts, and that it is not biased. These people who believe that TV news states the facts believe whatever they hear and see on TV. But the truth is that bias is everywhere, especially in today's media. Television news programs present biased information because everyone has their own opinions and their own ways that will be presented in the way they think or in the way they like....   [tags: Bias, Television, TV, media,] 818 words
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A Significant Issue in Education: Teacher BIAS - A significant problem of practice in education is teacher bias. Teacher bias has implications around race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and socioeconomic status. Teachers must be willing to examine their beliefs, acknowledge and overcome their biases. Teachers need to evaluate their practices in relation to their ideals as well as recognize and assess the position of power they hold in their classrooms in order to be true Social Justice Educators (Cooper, 2003). According to the most recent data from the Department of Education, preschoolers who are racially diverse are being disciplined at a rate 3 times as great as their white classmates (Rich, 2014)....   [tags: Teacher, Bias Implications, Race, Gender]
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Test Bias - In the helping professions such as psychology, counseling, social work and education, it is imperative that we as professionals understand tests and be able to administer them properly to our clients or students. Tests should be carefully selected, as each has a purpose and as we are aware, there are biases within various tests. A biased test is one in which there are methodical distinctions in the meaning of test scores correlated to different groups. Most tests are well-formulated; however none are absolute....   [tags: Bias in Mental Testing]
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Television Bias - Most of people believe that television news programs present biased information. On the other hand, there are people who believe that TV news just states the facts, and that it is not biased. These people who believe that TV news states the facts believe whatever they hear and see on TV. It’s very important to know how news stations can influence their viewers. Postman and Powers give a great example in their “Television News: The Language of Pictures” article. They said, “Consider a film clip showing an aircraft carrier at sea....   [tags: Television, Bias, TV, ] 617 words
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The Bias of History: When Truth Becomes Subjective - Throughout the course of human events, it has become the widespread practice of many men and women to devote their lives to the study of the men, women, and associated civilizations that came before them; in short, the study of history. History in itself, for those that study it, presents the challenge of ascertaining the truth about the past. This process includes the discovery of such fundamental elements as how past civilizations made their living, where and what they used to provide for their basic needs, and what they chose to produce in their leisure time; all of which can generally be reached from observation of physical evidence and primary sources alone....   [tags: Gender Bias, Social Order]
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Racial Bias in the United States due to Mass Media - The United States of America has been called a “mixing pot” since the birth of the nation. Everyone, especially politicians and educators, will proudly declare that the U.S. is a land of unmatched diversity. The U.S. seems to always be portrayed as a highly cultural territory, harboring a vast population of many races. Admittedly, the United States has come a long in terms of eliminating racial barriers and pursuing equality. All around the world, America is seen as a country of colors, yet mass media does not recognize that fact....   [tags: beauty industry, racism, racial bias]
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Media Power and Media Bias - The powerful media barons have always altered broadcasts to achieve their personal or corporate agenda. What purpose does the media serve now. Measuring Bias on Television by Barrie Gunter has elaborated on the idea that news was originally set up to act as a national tool to stir thoughts. But is it. No. Is the media even enlightening the public now. After careful speculation of mass media and the communication world, I am under the impression that broadcasts have been used to entertain, frighten and cause controversy as a means to keep people watching....   [tags: Measuring Bias on Television]
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Missing Persons: The Media Bias to Report Only Pretty Blonde Girls -   A constant sight on the news or internet is of a missing person. Studies by the crimelibrary say that over 800,000 people go missing every year (4). Of those, a little over half are men, half are ethnic minorities and around 50,000 are adults. For such democratic statistics, one would imagine that there would be an equal amount of media coverage for these demographics, yet that is not true. If we observe carefully, we can see that the media tends to follow a certain pattern with who they pick to report on....   [tags: Media Bias Essays]
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Liberal Bias of Journalism - Liberal Bias of Journalism "Dear Ann: I have a problem. I have two brothers. One brother is in television, the other was put to death in the electric chair for murder. My mother died from insanity when I was three years old. My sisters are prostitutes, and my father sells narcotics to high school students. Recently I met a girl who was just released from a reformatory where she served time for smothering her illegitimate child to death, and I want to marry her. My problem is—if I marry this girl, should I tell her about my brother who is in television?” (Goldberg 117) Bernard Goldberg’s book, Bias, reveals the truth of journalism, rather than its art....   [tags: Media News Bias Journalist Essays]
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bias or not? - Bias or Not. The most political news story that is being reported on these past few weeks has been the nomination and debate over President Bush’s nomination of John R. Bolton to be ambassador to the United Nations. One of the most watched and influential news channels, CNN has been following this routine story closely. The President nominated Bolton in March of 2005 but the Senate has been delaying the vote of the nominee for several weeks. The story on CNN was headlined Vote to end debate on Bolton fails....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Sex Roles and Gender Bias in Early Childhood Education - Sex role stereotyping and gender bias permeate everyday life. Children learn about sex roles very early in their lives, probably before they are 18 months old, certainly long before they enter school.(Howe, 1). The behaviors that form these sex roles often go unnoticed but their effect is immeasurable. Simple behaviors like: the color coding of infants (blue & pink), the toys children are given, the adjectives used to describe infants (boys: handsome, big, strong; girls: sweet, pretty, precious), and the way we speak to and hold them are but a few of the ways the sex roles are introduced....   [tags: Stereotyping Bias Gender Roles Stereotypes Essays] 2170 words
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The Effect of Media Bias in America - Broadcast news can be dangerous, not because of what it reports, but because of what it doesn’t. This applies to all forms of media. As time has gone by the media has changed from what I remember as a child watching the news. It was the election of Ronald Reagon, I remember that it was a big deal. In this time we trusted the media to tell us what was going on in the country. Not to mislead us and not to lie to us. To give us the facts and not the opinions of a select few, I didn’t really know any different until I the got internet, and in the mid ninety’s I saw the beginning of the change in media but didn’t know it....   [tags: news] 1084 words
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The Root of Media Bias - George Orwell, an English novelist, who once believed that Media Bias would gain too much influence over the people (Crick). So, should we be wary of what the media tells us the public, or should we put our faith into the media. Well to figure all this out, we’ll have to learn about the media, its bias, everything that goes on with it and how it has affected us so far. The root of media bias goes back to the nineteenth century and still has an influence on the public today (Discoverthenetworks)....   [tags: Propaganda, Sensationalism] 1219 words
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True Knowledge or Bias and Selection? - In the past, as well as in current times, both historians and scientists have strived to present knowledge that is free of bias, a prejudice in favor or against one thing, and selection, the act of having a preference when carefully choosing the most suitable thing. In a nutshell, they try their best to present knowledge that is objective and impartial in nature. Nonetheless, there are times, in which the knowledge that they present to us contains certain hints of bias and selection. Hence, the knowledge is to be considered as subjective and representative....   [tags: Human Intellect ] 1587 words
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Gender Bias in the English Language - Several studies have been investigating the differences between men and women's use of the English language. The problem with studies of this kind, according to Romaine (1999), is that the differences are taken for truths and no further investigations are made as to why these differences exist. The differences could be a reflection on gender issues in society, or even the cause of them. There is seemingly little argument against the fact that English is male-biased as a construction. When investigating male bias in the English language, a few factors should be taken into consideration: words that are in themselves discriminating, that women are not as visible in the language as men, the conn...   [tags: Language and Gender ]
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The Arguments Surrounding Media Bias - Whether it is through a newspaper, television, magazines or talk radio, people will always communicate through some type of medium. Now, whether or not the mediums are tainted with bias is a question of beliefs. Some people argue that journalism today is rather fair and balanced, while others would vehemently oppose that view by saying that bias is definitely prevalent in news media and other mediums today. In some instances, there lies the belief that the fairness doctrine should be reestablished in order to mend the problem of bias; however, many would strenuously fight that by arguing that such an act would destroy the freedom of the press guaranteed under the first amendment....   [tags: Communication, Fairness Doctrine] 1348 words
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Recall Bias in Research Design - It is most likely every major text on epidemiology involved in retrospective research is influenced by recall bias. Scientists have identified recall bias to occur when accuracy of recall regarding prior exposure is different for cases versus control (RAPHAEL, 1987). The possibility for recall bias exists whenever historical self-report information is elicited from respondents (RAPHAEL, 1987). Therefore, the potential for the occurrence is likely to be greatest in case-control studies or cross-sectional studies with retrospective elements, as well as some cohort prospective and control randomized trial designs (Hassan, 2006)....   [tags: Research Methodology]
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Optimism Bias in Project Management - Introduction Projects are widely used by many organizations and government institutions in the course of conducting their business. One of the reasons for this is because they have been proven to be effective in initiating change and translating strategic programs into daily activities. However, it has been established that most projects fail to deliver on time, budget, and customer specifications. In most cases, this failure is caused by over-optimism by the project management team. This over-optimism commonly referred to as optimism bias can simply be defined as overestimating the projects benefits and conversely underestimating its cost and duration time....   [tags: Project Management Essays]
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Bias and False Memory Recall - Memory refers to the “facts, events or other kinds of information we have acquired in the past and the processes involved in the acquisition, retention and retrieval of the this information” (Glisky, 2011). We rely on the validity of our memories everyday to perform basic functions such as recalling our name, age and home address. Our memory also forms an integral part of our personality: our recollection of our life experiences. However, can our memory be trusted. This essay will endeavour to show that, while we may feel as though our memory is certain, it is easily tricked and its accuracy cannot be relied upon....   [tags: recollection of previous experiences, stereotypes]
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"Contact": a Critical Review of Bias - In 1997, Carl Sagan’s science fiction novel Contact was finally adapted to film by director Robert Zemeckis. Although originally written as a film in 1980 by Sagan and his wife Ann Druyen, production proved to be troublesome leading Sagan to publish Contact as a novel in 1985. The film portrays humanity’s first contact with extraterrestrials, but unlike most alien encounter stories that concentrate on the direct conflict of humans meeting aliens, Contact focuses on humanity’s cultural struggles when it encounters uncertain extraterrestrial events....   [tags: Carl Sagan, Contact, movies, ] 2531 words
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Virginia Woolf: Brilliant or Bias? - Virginia Woolf said in order for women to write fiction they need a room to themselves and money in order to support themselves. She then goes on to give an example of a hypothetical sister of Shakespeare’s that was just as talented as William but was not given the education or opportunity he was so she was unable to be successful as he was. Women writers are just as creative and have just as much potential as men, Judith Shakespeare would have never been the writer her brother if she was given the same education because society chooses what the popular literature of the time was so she may have written just as good plays as her brothers but since it was paternal society they would have chos...   [tags: shakespeare, female sex]
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Racial Bias in College Admission - Racial Bias in College Admission Racial preference has indisputably favored Caucasian males in society. Recently this dynamic has been debated in all aspects of life, including college admission. Racial bias has intruded on the students’ rights to being treated fairly. Admitting students on merit puts the best individuals into the professional environment. A university’s unprejudiced attitude towards race in applicants eliminates biases, empowers universities to harness the full potential of students’ intellect, and gives students an equal chance at admission....   [tags: discrimination, education disadvantages]
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Racial Bias and Institutional Racism - Emmett Louis Till was a 14-year old African American boy who was murdered in Money, Mississippi after reportedly flirting with a white woman. Since he was from the north, he did not know that he was not allowed to talk to a white woman in the south. Till was from Chicago, Illinois, visiting his relatives in Money, Mississippi, in the Mississippi Delta region, when he spoke to 21-year-old Carolyn Bryant, the married proprietor of a small grocery store there. Several nights later, Bryant's husband Roy and his half-brother J....   [tags: african american, racial conflicts] 1767 words
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Gender Bias in Everyday Life - In the modern United States, biases are found in almost every social institution. These discriminatory practices hurt everyone involved. One of the more evident of these is discrimination based on someone’s gender. Gender bias, also known as sexism, refers to a full range of attitudes, preferences, laws, taboos and behaviors that differentiate and discriminates against the members of either sex. These may be the position of male dominance and female subjugation in modern society. It may also be in the form of sexual stereotypes between men and women, which are commonly experienced or encountered in employment, especially on the positions they occupy and their earnings or income....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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Corruption and Bias in Media - Everyday people around the globe watch countless hours of television. Many of these hours consist of fictional entertainment shows that have no bearing on the outside world. Although many people do watch local news networks, most of these stories do not effect people around the globe. Only a few networks such as The Cable News Network (CNN) and Fox News are around the clock news networks. These networks are able to pick and choose the information in which they make available to the public and spin the stories to form a bias of the people....   [tags: False Information, News Coverage]
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Research: Theories of Weight Bias - A Defense of Collective Responsibility Within the context of the obesity epidemic today, the finger of blame is most often cast in the direction of individual responsibility towards health maintenance. This reasoning, however, is ineffective, as it evokes shame upon those struggling with weight management, suggesting their weakness and/or poor self-control, and is a source of lax governmental intervention. When we consider the externalities at force which manipulate eating habit and choice, it’s found that general lack of food knowledge, corporate behavior, and biological mechanisms severely compromise the concept of free-will....   [tags: obesity, health dilemma, attitude]
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Attentional Bias Causes Anxiety - It has been claimed that attentional bias causes anxiety. Attentional bias is when attention is automatically captured by certain stimuli. In terms of anxiety, this can be for example, the fear of spiders. Individuals who suffer from the phobia could, for example be reading a newspaper and related stimuli such as the word ‘web’ would capture their attention. Attentional bias has been found among many anxiety disorders including social phobia, OCD, trait anxiety, social phobia and generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)....   [tags: crtical review, evidence, attention]
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Mainstream Media Coverage Bias - According to James Madison, “nothing could be more irrational than to give the people power and to withhold from them information, without which power is abused,” suggesting that the people have the right to learn popular information and learn both sides of an issue (Paul and Elder 2). However, in modern society, the media often do not present both sides of an issue and are inclined to often mask information for their personal benefits. Therefore, the people often learn and understand only one aspect of an issue and inevitably lean towards the bias present in that news account....   [tags: politcally, commercially and racially biased]
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Gender Bias in Business - Anytime job performance, a promotion or effectiveness comes forth in a job evaluation, the results are supposed to consist of job performance, not gender bias. The United States suffers from a major social issue relating to gender bias and the use of sexual discrimination. Sexual discrimination is any action that directly violates any state, federal or local laws. Discrimination based upon sex is illegal and is a form of prejudice. Although prejudice is legal, stereotyping an individual based upon their sex causes a person to feel less adequate and confident about their ability....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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Gender Bias in Language - As a society evolves and changes, its language mutates and conforms to changing needs. Words form to define new things, archaic terms drop from use, and meanings change as different usages develop. The English language is grammatically neutral in classifying objects by sex. It is unusual among Indo-European languages in that it does not impose gender on inanimate objects. One might think that freedom from arbitrarily enforced gender would provide a clear and impartial palette for blending mere words into meaningful communication, to the contentment of all....   [tags: changes in terms, neutrality]
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Bias in Balanced Media - Bias in Balanced Media In traditional American media, we as viewers have given mass media expectations to meet in order to meet our demands. Specifically when it comes to tv news, newspapers or any other journalistic product, we want certain ideals to be expressed in their works. One of these ideals is the balance of these newsgroups. We expect them to be nonpartisan and neutral, providing equal coverage of either side without having any form of bias towards one end. The other ideal is leading the people towards the path of "enlightenment" ....   [tags: leading the viewer to 'enlightment'] 1723 words
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Research on Jury Bias - Jury Bias With jury bias we examined that the perspective taking, victim impact statements and race of the victim had no main effects with ps > 0.26 and no significant interactions either with ps > 0.64. Jury Race The race of the jury was divided into white and non-white participants. An ANOVA was then run with perspective taking, victim impact statements, and race of the victim as the between-participants factors to test against empathy felt for the defendant, for the victim, for the victim’s significant others....   [tags: race, empathy, punishments] 1339 words
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Weight Bias in Society - Weigh bias in society Discrimination throughout the country has been frowned upon, restricted and actively discouraged for some groups. ‘New’ discriminations have been found, and levels of harassment have been increasingly seen throughout schools (Bucchianeri, Eisenberg, & Neumark-Sztainer, 2013; Miyair, & Reel, 2011). The most socially acceptable biases are related to weight (Mendoza, 2013). This has been called the weight-bias, or weightism, in which the stigmatization of size and weight that reinforce stereotypes associated with weight, eating habits and exercise (Miyair & Reel, 2011)....   [tags: Discrimination, Harrassment, Weight, Eating Habits]
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In-group and Out-group Bias - One of the most robust phenomena in psychology is ingroup/outgroup bias. Past research has shown that while people empathize with almost anyone in distress they empathize more with their in-group - family, friends, or their own ethnic group (Society Of Neuroscience, 2009). Previous studies have shown that stereotypes, that are believed to contain the summary of our cultural beliefs about a group, are often automatically activated these when group members are encountered or even thought about (Scott, 2005)....   [tags: psychology, stereotypes, victims] 585 words
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Media Bias - Written essay The subject I have chosen to write this essay on is ‘Media bias’. Media bias is where a journalist leans to one side of an argument rather than staying neutral with the subject in hand; throughout all media forms, this has become the norm. In this paper I will develop two arguments supporting each side of media bias. The two sides of an argument I will portray in this essay are; if all media forms are biased in some way or if some have a completely unbiased ideology. The first argument supporting my ‘all news is biased in some way’ point is the news announcements that ‘Daily Star’ and ‘Daily Express’ publish....   [tags: Perspective, Celebrity Issues]
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Bias and Selection in our Acquisition of Knowledge - I have interpreted the key aspect of this essay question as evaluating the extent to which knowledge can be obtained, despite possible problems of bias and selection. First of all I would like to give my own personal definition of bias and selection to make clear my interpretation of what these two words mean. Bias is a tendency to give an opinion that disregards any other possible alternatives. Selection is the process by which one decides what information should be included and what should not....   [tags: Philosophy ]
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The Emergence of Media and Bias in the Cyber World - The modern world has been subjected to an influx of technological advancements which make it difficult for people to keep up with the times of the cyber world. In particular, with the birth of the Internet, information has never been easier to circulate, and even worldwide circulation is now possible at a mouse click. The 21st century also signifies the era of globalization, a movement which is redefining individuals’ preferences as well as changing the way they react to one another. When advancements in information technologies are added to globalization, a reaction takes place, one whose product is something called media....   [tags: Media]
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Gender Bias - Mountains On The Playing Field - ... Employers and society believe the media so the men get the job. This is not just true in positions of entertainment but in politics as well. In state government there have been 2,319 men as governors as compared to 35 women (“Miss Representation”). Women feel as if they don’t have the criteria to run for governor. The media uses this against women. In American politics only 20% of the people that serve in Congress are women and women make up 51% of the U.S. population (“Miss Representation”)....   [tags: sexism, women´s right, misrepresentation] 1283 words
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Gender Bias for Men in the Field of Nursing - ... Nursing has been around since the 1800s. The formal education began when Florence Nightingale published books about nursing and healthcare, creating freestanding education. This idea helped open doors for thousands of women, creating a workforce of educated nurses. These admiral women provided for the casualties during Civil War in 1861. Historical figures like Clara Barton and Dorthea Dix served respectively as supervisor and superintendent throughout the Civil War, and are known for their phenomenal works....   [tags: hospitals, war, stereotypes] 689 words
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Religious Bias in Philippines Law Making - Thesis Statement: This paper intends to discuss that morality should not be the basis of creating laws in the Philippines because it is bias on religion, it is against individual choices and it leads to discrimination INTRO (1.1) The reliance of laws to religion could be traced back to the ancient period. The mentality of the ancient romans in particular is quite the same with the mentality of the modern Filipinos. They follow the mentality set by their religion because of the fear of the consequences of the afterlife (Edwords, 1985)....   [tags: morality, divorce, abortion] 1755 words
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Testing Bias Impacts Educational Assessment - Cultural bias is when something is unfair for someone because of his/her culture or ethnicity. More specifically, cultural bias in testing is when someone from a certain culture does worse on a test because he/she is unfamiliar with terms or can’t relate to the test because of his/her culture. In fact, according to Robert Drummond and Karyn Jones, test were, at one time, criticized for cultural bias, gender bias, unfairness to minority groups, and unfairness to groups with disabilities. Unfortunately, most tests that are given in the United States assumes that everyone who is taking the test has had exposure to white, middle class background....   [tags: Education, Teaching] 681 words
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Gender Bias in ESL/EFL Textbooks - Introduction As children are learning to read, they are exposed to the cultural symbols contained in books and are learning about their culture as well. Hence learning to read is an important mechanism through which culture is transmitted from one generation to the next (Taylor, 2003). Moreover, research tells us that children’s textbook contributes to the transmission of beliefs; particularly with respect to gender (Dionne, 2010) . Past research has indicated that by age seven, children begin to realize gender as a basic principal of their identity....   [tags: social issues, persian language]
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Bias In Printmedia - Print media provides its readers with information, but what the reader very often does not recognize is the bias within the articles. Bias is not so easily recognized. Writers have the gift to blend the bias in with their work. It is so well done, that in order to see the bias, one must thoroughly analyze the article. A person must also know what the types of bias are and how they are used. There are many different types of bias that are used in health related articles such as statistics and crowd counts, word choice and tone, and through omission....   [tags: essays research papers] 882 words
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Anti-Bias Education: Social Identities - Social identities are important to consider while educating an anti-bias classroom. Anyone can learn to be a skilled teacher who makes a point to be anti-bias. What many people don’t understand, is that even if you think you are completely un-bias, some of our schemas are learned when you are very young. Louise Derman-Sparks and Julie Olsen Edwards, authors of Anti-Bias Education: for Young Children and Ourselves, provide a great example of an internal bias that results in unfair judgments. “One example is if you were raised to believe that being prompt is a sign of responsibility, and your family always had a car, then it might be hard for you to comprehend the experience of low-income fa...   [tags: unfair judgements in the classroom] 992 words
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Media Bias in Coverage of Napster - Media Bias in Coverage of Napster In today's society, there is growing skepticism about the objectivity of the media. What engenders this skepticism is a feeling of unease and uncertainty about the objectivity of news coverage. As the media and entertainment industry merge into fewer and larger global corporations, the concentration of control over the media raises serious issues about credibility and bias. Although different people have individual theories of media bias, the consolidation and control of the media by larger corporations make claims of institutional and economic bias theories resonate with critics....   [tags: Papers] 1323 words
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Bias - Bias What does the word bias mean. Bias is a mental predilection or prejudice. The essay "The View from the Bottom Rail" by James West Davidson and Mark Hamilton Lytle opened my eyes on how American history could be looked at as one sided and even bias. Even today there is still bias in America. In today's society, racism and stereotyping occur in all aspects of life. It can occur because of one's gender, race, religion, culture, economic status, etc. It even occurs amongst our finest, our law enforcement officials....   [tags: essays research papers] 1001 words
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Media Bias: Same Sex Marriage Articles - Portfolio Essay Same sex marriage has been a controversial issue since homosexual couples started to petition for their civil and marital rights. Even though homosexuality existed long before our society labeled it, it is still not socially accepted by many groups as well as individuals. As a result, people tend to be biased when reporting facts concerning homosexual marriage. Biases can be hidden in many literature works like books, journals, magazines, and articles. Through these documents writers try to provoke an emotional response from their readers in order to influence their view of a usually highly debated matter....   [tags: Media, argumentative, persuasive]
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Media Bias and Concentration - Media Bias and Concentration After witnessing a hotly contested election and the massive amounts of campaigning done by both parties in effort to inform the public and reach as many voters as possible, one question still remains poignant: Where do we get our information. The myriad landscape that is the media today, can be accessed from almost anywhere, and has, in many ways, entrenched itself in American culture, replacing what used to be standard outlets of information. Television and print news have long dominated the average American household in terms of being used to access information, but new outlets, like the internet and film have grown into major ways in which people learn abou...   [tags: Politics Political Television TV]
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Media Bias - Media Bias Introduction      One problem that plagues us everyday without us even realizing it is media bias. We see it in the news. We see it on our favorite sitcoms. We read it everyday in the paper. Yet, we really don't recognize it when we hear it or see it. Media bias is evident in every aspect of the media, yet the problem is that we don't even recognize it when it is right in front of our faces. Are the impressions that we form about individuals a product of the media. Do we form certain opinions about particular types of people based solely on the things we see and hear in the media everyday without even realizing it....   [tags: News Media Television Biased Opinion Essays] 2488 words
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