[eDebate] Judge side bias

A Numbers Game edebate edebate
Wed Apr 29 15:11:28 CDT 2009

Using Jon Bruschke's databases on debateresults.com, I have calculated
some historical judge side bias.

For instance, for the 2006-2007 season (the courts topic), the aff won
50.10% of all ballots. The judges below are those most likely to
differ from the general judge population that year:

Aff bias:
1. Joe  Koehle, Aff:56, Neg:30
2. Kirk Evans, Aff:26, Neg:10
3. Austin Carson, Aff:10, Neg:1

Neg bias:
1. Joe Patrice, Aff:22, Neg:45
2. Greta Stahl, Aff:26, Neg:50
3. Erik Holland, Aff:1, Neg:10
4. Brian DeLong, Aff:23, Neg:44
5. John Nagy, Aff:15, Neg:32

Other years and more statistical details (as well as the code used to
calculate them) are posted here:


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