A Statistical Study of Side Bias on the 2021 January-February Lincoln-Douglas Debate Topic by Sachin Shah

Over the course of the 2019-2020 season, a pattern of negative side bias was statistically observed. More recently, online debate tournaments were found to have a negative side bias [1]. The relevant question...

A Statistical Analysis of the Impact of the Transition to Online Tournaments in Lincoln-Douglas Debate by Sachin Shah

Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the way Lincoln-Douglas tournaments operate. Instead of traveling to in-person tournaments, prepping in school cafeterias, or packing into elimination rooms...

Intro to Statistics — Part III by Eli Hymson

This is the part 3 of a 3-part series: Intro to Statistics and Evidence by Eli Hymson. The aim of these articles is to equip debaters with some debate-applicable knowledge from the field of statistics. The...

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2018 TOC At-Larges Announced

Congratulations to the following students for receiving an at-large bid to the 2018 Tournament of Champions: American Heritage’s Abhilash Datti Cambridge Rindge and Latin’s Martino Boni Beadle Edgemont’s Mina Lee...