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FYS 100-09: McDonald - The Arts & Activism: Bias, Citing Sources & Writing Assignments

Bias Defined

bias

[ bahy-uhs

noun

a particular tendency, trend, inclination, feeling, or opinion, especially one that is preconceived or unreasoned:illegal bias against older job applicants;the magazine’s bias toward art rather than photography;our strong bias in favor of the idea.

unreasonably hostile feelings or opinions about a social group; prejudice:accusations of racial bias.

an oblique or diagonal line of direction, especially across a woven fabric.

Statistics. a systematic as opposed to a random distortion of a statistic as a result of sampling procedure.

adjective

cut, set, folded, etc., diagonally:This material requires a bias cut.

adverb

in a diagonal manner; obliquely; slantingly:to cut material bias.

From Dictionary.com

Bias in the News

Using Credible Sources & Citing Sources Correctly