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Title:Mapping biases in baseball tales: the Black Sox scandal
Author(s):Hackney, Sarah
Network Analysis
Research Networks
Information Bias
Abstract:This research investigates how the use of network visualizations can be used to highlight potential bias in narratives and citation networks that prioritize the use of a single ‘definitive’ source, using the Black Sox Scandal as an example. Using the network visualization tool Gephi, a picture of player involvement in the scandal is depicted, as described in the first-person account of Chick Gandil. Reweighting the network using eigenvector centrality, it is shown how Gandil uses his own narrative to position himself outside the central nexus of blame for the events. The next step of this project is to use these same tools to evaluate the network of research that has taken place around the Black Sox Scandal, to determine whether the culpabilities and accepted series of events is weighted or distorted by Eight Men Out, the definitive popular work on the subject.
Issue Date:2016-03-15
Citation Info:NA
Series/Report:IConference 2016 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Rights Information:Copyright 2016 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-03-08

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