Overcoming Bias

A Journalist's Guide to Culture & Context

Author: Sue Ellen Christian

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351816861

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 2336

Journalists go out of their way to avoid purposeful bias in the news. But there is a more pervasive set of internal biases and flaws in thinking that can lead to unintentional inaccuracies and distortions in news coverage. This engaging book offers a fresh take on reporting without bias, targeting the way that we categorize people, filter information and default to rehearsed ways of thinking. Included throughout are stories and on-target advice from reporters and editors, providing real-world voices and experiences. This advice and guidance is coupled with practical exercises that give readers the chance to apply what they learn. Overcoming Bias will teach readers to edit their thinking for habitual errors, making them more perceptive journalists. It provides a career-long foundation for challenging bias. This is an ideal text for a course on multi-cultural reporting or journalism ethics; it may also be used as a supplement in any course on reporting and writing, as each chapter deals with potential biases that emerge at each stage of the story process, from story ideas to editing.

Overcoming Bias

Building Authentic Relationships across Differences

Author: Tiffany Jana,Matthew Freeman

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1626567271

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

View: 1608

Control, Conquer, and Prevail! Everybody's biased. The truth is, we all harbor unconscious assumptions that can get in the way of our good intentions and keep us from building authentic relationships with people different from ourselves. Tiffany Jana and Matthew Freeman use vivid stories and fun (yes, fun!) exercises and activities to help us reflect on our personal experiences and uncover how our hidden biases are formed. By becoming more self-aware, we can control knee-jerk reactions, conquer fears of the unknown, and prevail over closed-mindedness. In the end, Jana and Freeman's central message is that you are not the problem—but you can be the solution.

Singularity Rising

Surviving and Thriving in a Smarter, Richer, and More Dangerous World

Author: James D. Miller

Publisher: BenBella Books

ISBN: 1936661659

Category: Science

Page: 262

View: 6805

Offers social and economic predictions for the Singularity, a scientific vision that foresees a time of abundant human and artificial intelligence, and speculates on the implications of such a future.

Heroes Don't Just Happen

Biographies of Overcoming Bias and Building Character in Sports

Author: Corinne J. Naden,Rose Blue

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 84

View: 1374


Overcoming Bias and Racism in Your Workspace

A Primer for All in the Business World

Author: Gregory Harris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692793374


Page: N.A

View: 505

A working guide for converting biased environments and racist individuals, one person at a time as necessary. Solutions for resolving business, process and people issues at work, and creating a better environment long term for all of us.

Women, Work, and Computerization

Understanding and Overcoming Bias in Work and Education : Proceedings of the IFIP TC9/WG 9.1 Conference on Women, Work, and Computerization, Helsinki, Finland, 30 June-2 July 1991

Author: Inger V. Eriksson,B. A. Kitchenham,Kea Tijdens

Publisher: North Holland


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 437

View: 7499

This volume considers the impact of information technology on women's employment and education by examining two main themes: the effect of women's perspectives on systems analysis and design; and the factors which lead to the under-representation of women in the computer profession, and in particular, to the low numbers of female students of computer science and informatics. Statistics on participation of women in the computer industry are included, along with theories and empirical findings on participatory design of office systems and case studies on the impact of information technology on gendered division of labour. Papers suggesting ways of overcoming the problems faced both by women users of computer systems and by women entering the computing profession complete the volume.

Praktische Ethik

Author: Peter Singer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150189191

Category: Ethics

Page: 564

View: 5212


Innovation Generation

How to Produce Creative and Useful Scientific Ideas

Author: Roberta B. Ness MD, MPH

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199929955

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

View: 5318

Whether you are a student or an established scientist, researcher, or engineer, you can learn to be more innovative. In Innovation Generation, internationally renowned physician and scientist Roberta Ness provides all the tools you need to cast aside your habitual ways of navigating the every-day world and to think "outside the box." Based on an extraordinarily successful program at the University of Texas, this book provides proven techniques to expand your ability to generate original ideas. These tools include analogy, expanding assumptions, pulling questions apart, changing your point of view, reversing your thinking, and getting the most out of multidisciplinary groups, to name a few. Woven into the discussion are engaging stories of famous scientists who found fresh paths to innovation, including groundbreaking primate scientist Jane Goodall, father of lead research Herb Needleman, and physician Ignaz Semmelweis, whose discovery of infection control saved millions. Finally, the book shows how to combine your newly acquired skills in innovative thinking with the normal process of scientific thinking, so that your new abilities are more than playthings. Innovation will power your science.

The Future of Cross-Border Insolvency

Overcoming Biases and Closing Gaps

Author: Irit Mevorach

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198782896

Category: Law

Page: 300

View: 2798

A fresh and insightful guide to post-financial crisis cross-border insolvency, this book interrogates the current regime and sets out a framework for improving its future. In recent decades, and especially since the global financial crisis, a number of important initiatives have focused on developing the mechanisms for managing the insolvency of multinational enterprises and financial institutions. The book considers the effectiveness of the current system and identifies the gaps that could be bridged by adopting certain strategies and tools, to improve the system further. The book first discusses the theoretical debate regarding cross-border insolvency and surveys the strengths and weaknesses of the prevailing method-modified universalism-in its application to both commercial entities and financial institutions, consequently identifying a single set of emerging norms. The book argues that adhering to these norms more robustly would enhance global welfare and produce the best outcomes for businesses and institutions. By drawing upon sources from international law as well as behavioural and economic theory, the book offers a blueprint for meeting the demands of future cross-border insolvencies. It considers how to translate modified universalism into binding international law and how to choose the right instrument for cross-border insolvency as well as the impact that instrument design has on decisions and choices. It explores how to encourage compliance and proposes mechanisms that could potentially overcome, or at least take into account, behavioural biases in decision-making.

Male Bias in the Development Process

Author: Diane Elson

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719042300

Category: Sex discrimination against women

Page: 288

View: 1773

"Updated with two new chapters for this paperback edition, this book argues that the development process is marked by male bias - ill-founded and unjustified asymmetries that operate in favour of men and against women." "The contributors include some of the leading writers in the gender and development field. Together they analyse the variety of forms taken by male bias, its foundations and the way it changes over time, and the possibilities for overcoming it. The cases considered cover both urban and rural settings: agriculture, industry and services; self-employment and wage-employment in Africa, Asia and Latin America."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Genuine Dialogue and Real Partnership

Foundations of True Community

Author: Maurice Friedman

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1426953437

Category: Social Science

Page: 172

View: 2278

Building Genuine Community emphasizes a notion of a community in which people are bound together by a common life situation and a common purpose without using that common purpose as an exclusionary factor that distinguishes between those who belong and those who do not belong to the community. Without being scholarly, technical, or obscure, Building Genuine Community lays the foundation for true community, which is the seeking need of the age. True community is difficult to define. What makes some communities thrive and others fail? True community is not an ideal or a specific goal. Rather, it is a twofold direction of movementa movement within each particular structure of family, community, and society to discover the maximum possibilities of the confirmation of individuals as true others within that structure, as well as a movement from structure to structure toward more genuine community. Building Genuine Community proposes nothing less than to do away with the old and tired polarities of the individual versus society, individualism versus collectivism, competition versus cooperation, and free enterprise versus socialism. In place of all these ideals, this treatise confirms that otherness is the only meaningful direction of movement for friendship, marriage, family, community, and society within a democracy.

The Practical Guide to Debating, Worlds Style/British Parliamentary Style

Author: Neill Harvey-Smith

Publisher: IDEA

ISBN: 9781617700163

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 188

View: 4661

Equips debaters to debate in Worlds Style, currently the most popular, most international and fastest-growing format of competitive debate. It provides debaters with techniques, ideas and advice to develop debating skills and offers tips for organizing a vibrant club, picking teams and getting the most out of tournaments.

Introduction to Public Health - E-Book

Author: Mary Louise Fleming,Elizabeth Parker

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729580911

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 5231

This text introduces students to the core concepts and principles of public health: the nature and scope of public health; its history; an introduction to health determinants and epidemiology; evidence-based practice in public health and understanding public health data plus more.

Internet: Segen oder Fluch

Author: Kathrin Passig,Sascha Lobo

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644113017

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 2863

Der Siegeszug des Internets ist unaufhaltsam. Zugleich verschärft sich die Debatte zwischen Netzoptimisten und Kritikern. Ob Google Street View, der digitale Mob oder die heiklen Datenmassen auf Facebook und Wikileaks – das Internet verändert unseren Alltag und sorgt für gesellschaftspolitische Diskussionen mit teils kulturkampfartigen Zügen: Macht uns das Smartphone freier oder abhängiger? Sind soziale Medien gut oder schlecht für das Sozialleben? Beeinflusst das Netz unsere Wahrnehmung, unser Denken? Hilft es den Kreativen, oder zerstört es geistiges Eigentum? Unterstützt es die Demokratisierung der Welt, oder erlaubt es Diktaturen die totale Überwachung? Die beiden Internet-Vorreiter Kathrin Passig und Sascha Lobo kennen die Streitfälle und Positionen zum Netz. Nun, nach der ersten großen Welle der digitalen Revolution, ziehen sie Bilanz: Sie erörtern klug, unterhaltsam und mit enormer Sachkenntnis alle drängenden Probleme, geben Antworten und wagen den Ausblick, wohin sich unsere vernetzte Welt entwickeln wird. Ein wichtiger, klärender Beitrag zur Debatte, eine glänzende Analyse unserer Gegenwart und ein Blick in die Zukunft.

Ethnic and Religious Conflict in Africa

An Analysis of Bias, Decline, and Conversion Based on the Works of Bernard Lonergan

Author: Cyril U. Orji

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780874627367

Category: Religion

Page: 269

View: 2609

Africa has often been perceived as a confluence of tension and conflict and the recent upheavals in Sub-Saharan Africa have done little to help this perception. The waves of ethnic and religious violence continue to drain the continent of its material and human resources, leading to a state of cumulative decline. Intolerance and tribal and inter-ethnic conflict, seem commonplace. Muslim-Christian relations in some countries are currently at their lowest ebb. The author of this study, Cyril Orji, draws on Canadian Jesuit theologian, Bernard Lonergan (1904-1984) to offer an analysis of bias that addresses a root cause of conflict in the human person and society. According to Orji, Lonergan's analysis can contribute to a deeper understanding of ethnic and religious conflict in Africa and can offer resources for overcoming them.



Author: Greg Egan

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641191548

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9397

Das atemberaubende Bild unserer Zivilisation in tausend Jahren Am Ende des nächsten Jahrtausends steht die Menschheit vor einem tiefgreifenden Umbruch. Sie hat nicht nur die Grenzen ihres Heimatplaneten hinter sich gelassen und das Sonnensystem bevölkert, sondern auch die Beschränkungen des eigenen Körpers überwunden: von Geburt an ist jeder Mensch Teil eines gigantischen virtuellen Netzes. Doch der vermeintliche Fortschritt erweist sich als äußerst brüchig, als aus den Tiefen des Alls eine Katastrophe droht, die die Zivilisation in einem Schlag vernichten könnte – wenn sie nicht den nächsten Schritt vollbringt und den letzten Rätseln des Universums auf die Spur kommt.

Making Great Decisions in Business and Life

Author: David R. Henderson,Charles L. Hooper

Publisher: Chicago Park Press

ISBN: 0976854104

Category: Decision making

Page: 287

View: 9724

The phrase "work smarter, not harder" has been repeatedly ridiculed in the Dilbert comic strip and elsewhere, not because it is a bad idea, but because it is thrown like a brick lifesaver to drowning employees. To tell someone to work smarter is like telling someone to be happier, healthier, and richer. It's not much help to merely repeat the objective; what people need is a plan for achieving the objective.In Making Great Decisions, we show our readers how to achieve their objectives. We write to help those in business and those in the business of life--i.e., everyone--to work smarter. Our ideas are both simple and powerful. We offer a better way to look at problems so that the solutions are easier to find. We help supplement our readers' clear thinking by summarizing some of the most powerful techniques we have discovered.Have you ever driven through corn country? From a distance, all you see are corn stalks and more corn stalks in a jumbled mess. Then suddenly, when you get closer, your perspective changes, and you can see down the rows and realize that the corn was planted perfectly in straight lines. Your perception of the crop changes from a messy jumble to a clear picture simply because you're in the right spot. This book puts readers in that ideal spot. So many problems seem like hopeless jumbles but then, when you start using the techniques we discuss here, they start to look as straightforward as the straightest line in an Iowa cornfield.What motivated us to write this book is that, over the years, both of us have regularly come across people in organizations--often bright people with MBAs or other graduate degrees--who don't think they have time, energy, or skills to make good decisions. They have many clues but don't know how to put them together. They regularly face situations that they could analyze with some of the tools they learned in their courses, but they don't realize that. We don't hold ourselves apart from this group, and stories of our successes and failures are sprinkled throughout Making Great Decisions in Business and Life.

Decide and Conquer

The Ultimate Guide for Improving Your Decision Making

Author: Stephen P. Robbins

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0133966879

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 3851

Make better decisions – every day, everywhere! Decide and Conquer, Second Edition brings together all the practical skills you need to do just that. This quick, concise book identifies every key obstacle to quality decision-making and shows exactly how to overcome them. You'll discover how your personality impacts your decision-making, why instincts and experience can lead you astray, how to simplify complex decisions without oversimplifying them and much more. Renowned management author Dr. Stephen P. Robbins translates cutting-edge research findings about human behavior and decision-making into language anyone can understand – and act upon. In this Second Edition, he provides many new and updated examples, updated research, and new coverage, including these crucial new topics: Are you a Maximizer or a Satisficer – and what it means for your decision-making Overcoming the familiarity bias, adaptation bias, and fear-of-loss bias How to stop throwing good money after bad Knowing when doing nothing is your best option Accounting for gendered decision-making styles Decide and Conquer, Second Edition covers everything from goal-setting and risk-taking to overconfidence to procrastination, and offers indispensable insights for overcoming the multiple biases that are built into all human decision-makers. You'll use Robbins' powerful techniques to improve every decision you make – about your relationships, career, finances, everything!