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Why the views of ‘political experts’ may be just as biased and error ridden as those of ‘non-experts’

Pierce, Douglas (2015) Why the views of ‘political experts’ may be just as biased and error ridden as those of ‘non-experts’. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (26 Oct 2015). Website.

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Abstract

The 2016 election campaign has been already been marked by the preponderance of ‘expert’ pundits who hold forth on the importance of candidates’ statements and policy positions. In new research, Douglas Pierce argues that despite their claims political experts form their opinions in a very similar fashion to the rest of the population. He writes that their expert political judgments are just as likely to be informed by emotional reactions, partisanship, and confirmation bias as those of ‘non-experts’.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2015 14:10
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2021 23:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/64306

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