Cultural Bias Summary

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McCullough describes bias in history in two classes personal and cultural bias he further divides the types of bias into four different ways that bias occurs in historical writing. He states that personnel bias is more easily correctable than cultural bias. The four categories he uses are: 1) misinterpretation of data; 2) omission of data; 3) incorrect description of data; 4) misguiding the reader. He believes that not all bias or unjust conclusions are intentional. Of the two he believes that cultural bias is the hardest to deal with for historians. On the topic of personal bias McCullough writes that all mistakes and unjustified interpretations are not bias that it is bias only if the writer wants the outcome produced to further
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