Bias: Prejudice

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Bias: Prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair (Oxford dictionaries). Human beings have innate bias. Bias is most often acquired from one’s environment, however there are other factors that may contribute to a person’s unique point of view. Sources also contain bias and it is impossible for a source to be completely free of bias. There are, however, ways one can avoid falling victim to an author’s skewed view of a topic. The most important ways being one’s ability to spot a sources bias along with the researcher choosing to use several sources with different viewpoints. In order to acquire an accurate, non-biased view of a topic, one must use several sources

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