A Statistical Analysis of Side-Bias on the 2020 January-February Lincoln Douglas Debate Topic by Sachin Shah

Over the course of the 2018-2019 season, a pattern of negative side-bias was statistically observed across that year’s topics. The 2020 January-February topic provides an opportunity to ascertain if the...

A Statistical Analysis Of Side-Bias On The 2019 September-October Lincoln Douglas Debate Topic by Sachin Shah

The 2019 September-October resolution brings another topic to ascertain if the pattern of a negative side-bias observed over the course of last year continues to hold. 2019 September-October Data Set...

Answering Ks with Katherine Fennell

Looking for introductory instruction or a review on responding to the K? NSD staff member and Philadelphia Assistant Co-Director Katherine Fennell utilizes a popular Kritik from the 2017-Jan/Feb Topic to...

Category - Debate Commentary

The NSD Flagship Topic is Housing!

We are pleased to announce that the topic that we are going to debate at the NSD Flagship Institute is: Resolved: The United States ought to guarantee the right to housing. Students should feel free to begin doing...