What Is Bias?


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Historians have to be very careful because if someone is biased they are not telling us the full story or giving us a fair account of what happened. It is important to know who wrote or created a source and, why they wrote what they did. Were they being fair or unfair? Did they have a reason for writing what they did? Were they showing bias?

Bias can be very useful though as it helps us to learn about people’s opinions and beliefs. Recognising bias is a skill that all historians need to develop.

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