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REMOVING BIAS LANGUAGE

Students and scholarly writers (and by extension, speakers) are obliged to use appropriate language when presenting their work. The American Psychological Association posts guidelines intended “to ensure clear and consistent presentation of written material.” Presently, working papers on avoiding biased language are available online in advance of APA’s expanded treatment of the subject in its next edition of the APA Publication Manual. In order to adequately describe research, present analysis, compare data and designate membership within or outside of groups under examination, and to report phenomena, consistency in references and terminology for race/ethnicity, gender/sexuality and for disabilities is essential. Links from this page are offered for convenience of users.
 

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