Bias

Us and Them: Why Ed Prefers Ignorance to Information

Jemma Wayne | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Politics
Jemma Wayne

Reducing the voting age to 16 may have seemed like one of the more throw-away policies in Ed Miliband's 'We're better than this' conference speech. But it encapsulated the simplistic appeal to base prejudices that characterised his sermon. And being 'better' was perhaps a mantra he should have first recited to himself.

BBC Immigration Poll Is Misleading - They Think a 'Few' One Million Immigrants Is Ok, Do You?

Janice Atkinson | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK Politics
Janice Atkinson

The Government doesn't have a clue how many will come. Therefore they cannot plan and our infrastructure, already straining to cope, will see further stress.

Confronting the Unconscious Bias Innate in All of Us

Dr Therese Coffey | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Therese Coffey

If you are six foot tall, in a group of strangers do you tend to speak first to people of a similar height or do you go looking for the smallest person in the room? Why is that? Unconscious bias is innate within each and every one of us. Our instinct will often seek out people we assume are similar to us.

Why Do BBC, ITV and Sky News Not Report What is Happening In The World?

John Fleming | Posted 18.02.2013 | Home
John Fleming

America is often criticised for being insular. It was said that, in the build-up to the Gulf War, some people in the southern states - genuinely - we...

What We Talk About When We Talk About Screening: The Five-Year Survival Fallacy

Dr Layla McCay | Posted 07.05.2012 | UK
Dr Layla McCay

When it comes to screening, it's not a bad idea to look before you leap. Don't fall for the old lead time bias, or the description of the test being initially 'simple' - ask how having screening affects the mortality rate, weigh up the pros and cons, and make up your own mind.

Start-Up Memoires: A New Reality

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 29.01.2012 | UK
Louisa Leontiades

I started a business. It made me want to drink copious quantities, smoke myself into oblivion and hit my head against a brick wall. Instead I wrote a ...