What Know-It-Alls Don’t Know, or the Illusion of Competence

Kate Fehlhaber: To investigate this phenomenon in the lab, Dunning and Kruger designed some clever experiments. In one study, they asked undergraduate students a series of questions about grammar, logic and jokes, and then asked each student to estimate his or her score overall, as well as their relative rank compared to the other students.…

via What Know-It-Alls Don’t Know, or the Illusion of Competence — Schoolinfosystem.org

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