Sunday, January 29, 2006

Why we should start measuring bias

Screen Test - Why we should start measuring bias. By Jay Dixit

Your data suggest a moderate automatic preference for Hindu compared to Muslim.

Your result, reported above, is already corrected for the order in which you took the parts of the IAT. If you have a question about the effect of order, please read the answer to FAQ 1 on the page of FAQs for this test.

The interpretation shown above is described as 'automatic preference for Muslim' if you responded faster when Muslim faces and Good words were classified with the same key as opposed to Hindu faces and Good words. It is marked 'automatic preference for Hindu' if you were faster when giving the same response to Hindu faces and Good words. Depending on the magnitude of your result, your automatic preference may be described as 'slight', 'moderate', 'strong', or 'little to no preference'.

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