Saturday, January 10, 2015

The Importance of Ideological Diversity in Academia

Economist Bryan Caplan has written an important blog post on the lack of ideological diversity and evidence of ideological discrimination in the social sciences. We hear a lot about the importance of racial, gender, and socioeconomic diversity, but much less about the importance of ideological diversity. Caplan argues that ideological diversity is actually more important to academic than demographic diversity, because it is a more effective means to reduce confirmation bias in research (inter alia).
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