[eDebate] Harvard -- Octos Judges -- 8am

NEIL BERCH berchnorto
Mon Oct 30 09:45:51 CST 2006

Over the course of the tournament, teams that ended up clearing saw 15% 
women judges.  Teams that ended up going 2-6 or worse saw 31% women judges.  
Your point would be well-taken if this were an isolated situation.
--Neil Berch
West Virginia University

>From: "Martin Harris" <mharris02 at drury.edu>
>To: <berchnorto at msn.com>
>CC: <edebate at ndtceda.com>
>Subject: Re: [eDebate] Harvard -- Octos Judges -- 8am
>Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 09:29:54 -0600
> >Did the 16 best teams at Harvard just pref 24 men and no women? Wow.
> >--Neil Berch
> >West Virginia University
>I won't make conclusions or arguments about the make up of octos judges
>in general, but I am not sure it is fair to say the outround
>participants prefed NO women. Round 8 kind of demonstrated to me for the
>first time how difficult the MUTUAL thing might be to make. It is
>possible, even if not probable, that the outround teams all preferred a
>significant number of women, but those prefs weren't mutual. My
>understanding is there was a round 8 matching that literally had 1 judge
>in the entire pool that could fit as an A-A match. I am just saying, we
>should be careful to make inferences off of data. Correlation does not
>necessarily suggest causation.
>Martin Harris
>Computer and Graphics Support Specialist
>Hammons School of Architecture, Drury University
>Office Phone: (417) 873-7497

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