Meaning of BIAS in English

BIAS

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

gender bias

gender bias/inequality/discrimination (= when one gender is treated unfairly )

Her research investigates gender bias in the classroom.

sex bias

She has taken out a lawsuit against her employer, accusing them of sex bias.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

cultural

This session also provides an opportunity to look at cultural bias and racism in materials.

Women are discriminated against in employment and educational opportunities and suffer from pervasive cultural and traditional biases and prejudices.

free

These courses are independent, free from commercial bias and partners are encouraged to attend.

personal

But they were not always popular among the citizens because they were suspected of arbitrariness and personal bias .

Sometimes knowledge of the members of the review team will suggest particular concerns and personal biases .

What personal biases and distortions are likely to be present?

In this I would admit to a personal bias toward flexibility and a lateral approach.

Finally, task descriptions differ with the personal biases of analysts and the reasons why they are conducting the analysis.

political

Each of these has a different editorial policy and, to a lesser or greater degree, a political bias .

I don't give a darn if the results don't coincide with the editorial board's political biases !

Omissions are most patent perhaps in surveys made with a political bias .

He's a little young for political bias .

The two sides called upon the police to act without political bias .

Secondly, there is the problem of political bias in book and periodical selection in libraries.

In the past it was criticised for political bias .

racial

In practice the Act requires teachers to avoid racial bias in the performance of their teaching and pastoral duties.

But this looks like racial bias , it smells like racial bias, it is racial bias of the worst kind.

Women's groups also resented the imposition of limits for gender discrimination while damages for racial bias were unlimited.

But this looks like racial bias , it smells like racial bias, it is racial bias of the worst kind.

The signing of Tendulkar was described as a whitewash merely to cover racial bias .

Congress may adopt a racial-justice amendment that would allow blacks to appeal against conviction on the ground of systematic racial bias .

Mark Fuhrman, who was subsequently criticized for racial bias by both defense lawyers and prosecutors.

strong

On the other hand, while self help by its very nature is participatory, it has a strong middle class bias .

Some sources have a subtle rather than a very strong and obvious bias .

An alternative with a strong constitutional law bias is Hartley and Griffith's Government and Law.

It is an area of study with a strong academic bias , the foundations of which were none the less in local exploration.

■ NOUN

class

On the other hand, while self help by its very nature is participatory, it has a strong middle class bias .

To date, there has always been a middle class bias in participation in formal organisations.

The social class bias in university entrance is not matched by a corresponding bias in university performance.

gender

In Amalgamemnon the technique of mimétisme is generalized as the awareness of gender bias becomes more prominent.

Is this clear evidence of gender bias in the manual?

Psychological theories support two main forms of gender bias .

Procedural gender biases are a source of serious anxiety in a science as powerfully dependent on method as psychology.

Sociobiology's gender biases emerge more generally in its selectivity about genetics.

Woman-centred psychologists also criticize the gender bias of traditional psychological method.

Their attempts to provide more objective methods do not challenge the gender bias involved in psychological notions of objectivity.

selection

Comparing many countries is susceptible to statistical analysis, which helps eliminate possible sources of selection bias and spuriousness.

The strength of experimental studies is that randomisation removes selection bias .

Is there a problem of selection bias ?

We have an example of selection bias as described in Section 15.2.7.

This is thought to reflect a selection bias .

Chapter 2 provides an exhaustive review of problems with selection bias .

A good review of historical sources of selection bias .

Prospective information on cycle variability during treatment would have led to potential selection bias .

■ VERB

accuse

In a speech on Dec. 1 Moi warned of interference by Western countries, which he accused of bias .

Researchers who speak plainly are likely to find themselves embroiled in controversy and accused of unscientific bias .

allege

Some people alleged a bias towards the Conservatives, while others alleged a bias against the Conservatives, for example.

The Morgan Stanley suit is thought to have been the first to allege workplace bias via electronic mail.

Some people alleged a bias towards the Conservatives, while others alleged a bias against the Conservatives, for example.

avoid

In practice the Act requires teachers to avoid racial bias in the performance of their teaching and pastoral duties.

We attempted to avoid this bias by offering endoscopy to every asthmatic patient regardless of the presence or absence of reflux symptoms.

introduce

It also introduces a dangerous bias .

That would introduce a bias toward heart trouble among calcium channel blocker users.

It is important to distinguish the influences of both, as both may introduce particular sets of biases into the fossil assemblage.

reflect

The whole emphasis is placed on the terms being negated, thereby reflecting a profound bias towards aggression as the norm.

But as we will see, the superiors' point of view about the managerial role also reflected their biases .

Much of this reflects the entrenched acute-service bias of the National Health Service, and major change would have far-reaching implications.

But at 8-10 in the Big East, does their entry reflect East Coast bias ?

These are learned at an early age and reflect the bias and background of our parents.

The questions reflected a prosecutorial bias .

The classroom content reflects a clear socialist bias .

The high proportion of adults with cystic fibrosis in non-manual occupations may reflect selection or response bias .

show

Several proprietary fertilizers, mixed and formulated specifically for roses, show a marked bias in favour of one or other element.

Secondly, they show a clear bias towards the problems and prospects of developing countries.

Midlands have little form and against the South showed a defensive bias and no discernible pattern.

The courts have shown a similar bias , though usually for a different reason.

There is no need to show bias .

Crystal has shown how this bias in linguistics carries over into lay views of language.

She also shows her bias for Bassanio in the music she plays when he is choosing the caskets.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Conservatives say the press has a liberal bias .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Arbitrariness, malice, or bias are examples of improper considerations.

Comment on this study proposal, discussing any possible sources of bias likely to be encountered, as well as such problems as non-response.

Some documents offer superb examples of bias .

Surprisingly, perceptions of bias never had a significant impact on usefulness-ratings.

The ownership and biases of the media have been an issue of continuing interest to analysts.

The social sciences at this stage had the opposite bias .

These courses are independent, free from commercial bias and partners are encouraged to attend.

What worried Ross was a dangerous bias .

II. verb

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Many cultures bias their legacies, parental care, sustenance, and favoritism toward sons at the expense of daughters.

The argument that acquired immunity may bias the measurement of parasite resistance or limit the progression of those parasites deserves comment.

The failure of animal breeders to produce a strain that can bias the gender of its offspring is glaring.

The method we used to check the network for integrity was purposely to bias the output for selected input vector sets.

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