Stef Manisero – Week 13 Question

November 22, 2011 at 11:09 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

In Holland’s 2009 article, “Facebook and Procrastination,” he discusses an inaccurate media response to a study regarding Facebook use and grades in school. The information published in the media did not reflect to results of the study whatsoever, and Karpinski attributes this misinformation to the media’s “frenzy to be first with the news.”

Do you think this misinformation on the media’s part is an example of expectation bias and/or confirmation bias? Do the publisher’s of the article have any reason to or benefits from claiming a causation in Facebook usage and student’s grades?

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