Author: Grant Brown

Harvard-Westlake’s Matthew Paul Champions USC

Congratulations to Harvard-Westlake’s Matthew Paul for championing the 2019 USC Damus Spring Trojan Championships. In finals, Matthew defeated Crescenta Valley’s Asher Towner on a 2-1 decision (Robbie*, Kuffour, Rosenthal). Additional congratulations to Immaculate Heart’s Madeleine Conrad-Mogin for top speaker. Full results can be viewed...

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A Statistical Analysis of Side-Bias on the 2019 January-February Lincoln-Douglas Debate Topic

A Statistical Study of Side-Bias on the 2019 January-February Lincoln-Douglas Debate Topic by Sachin Shah Introduction Due to the strong interest in the September-October and November-December side-bias studies, a subsequent analysis of the 2019 January-February Lincoln-Douglas topic is merited to ascertain if the pattern of negative side bias continues to hold. Not only will this study avoid the potential technical pitfalls with statistical studies as outlined in the previous side-bias articles, it will utilize an additional new metric to account for debater skill disparities.   2019 January-February Side-Bias Analysis Affirmative and negative ballots were gathered via tabroom.com from 18...

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