As the Associate Chair for the Center for Leadership Studies and Organizational Research, we are proud to recognize Dr. Erik Bean as he will representing the University of Phoenix at the University of Capetown Conference this year. Dr. Bean will be speaking during the conference which is set to take place from June 22nd through the 24th. The conference is entitled "Construction Business and Project Management hosted by the Virtual, and Department of Construction Economics and Management, at the University of Cape Town. The following is the focus of Dr. Bean's Friday speaking presentation.
EVENT-Construction Business and Project Management Conference, 22-24 June 2022 Venue: Virtual, and Department of Construction Economics and Management, University of Cape Town Theme: BUILDING, INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION PRACTICES
Curtailing Bias in Scholarship and Civil Discourse to Improve Rigor and Avoid False Narratives
How can one mitigate bias in the research process? From study design and sampling to trial implementation and data analysis, bias can occur anywhere along the investigation process. For civil discourse, information can outsmart anyone regardless of their education or experience since we are bombarded by false narratives, aggressive algorithms, and clickbait designed to make separating fact from fiction more challenging than ever before. Join Erik Bean, Ed.D., Leadership Perspectives section editor of the Journal of Leadership Studies, associate research chair, University of Phoenix, Director, Healthy Mind Express, a Michigan non-profit mental health foundation, and author of the 2021 book Bias Is All Around You: A Handbook for Inspecting Social Media & News Stories, for an introspective keynote address as he discusses how our personal biases can affect research as well as our personal interactions with 7 sources of all potential biases found in all published materials.