ERIC Number: ED066117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
Reference Count: 0
Bias in Selection.
Cole, Nancy S.
Possible bias in selection procedures used for employment and college admissions is of great social and educational importance. However, there are many different definitions of what constitutes bias, with each definition based on different values and with different implications for how selection should be accomplished. A number of these definitions of bias and their implications are examined in this document, and a new model of fairness based on equal opportunity for potentially successful applicants is presented. The equal opportunity model is suggested as an intuitively appealing and socially desirable model for use in many selection situations. (Author/HS)
Descriptors: Admission (School), Civil Rights, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Higher Education, Sex Discrimination, Social Bias, Social Discrimination
Publication and Information Services Division, The American College Testing Program, P. O. Box 168, Iowa City, Iowa 52240 ($1.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA. Research and Development Div.