Matt Jensen wrote:
> Oh, you mean this?
> "Unskilled and Unaware of It: How Difficulties in Recognizing One's Own
> Incompetence Lead to Inflated Self-Assessments "
> Kruger & Dunning, 1999
> Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
"You don't know what you don't know."
"He couldn't even carry a clue." (My ad lib this morning to someone's rant.)
This definitely happens. To at least a small extent it might be useful: few
people might delve into areas that have such endless depth if they knew ahead
of time what was required. (Medicine, programming/compsci, electronics,
Of course "Chronic Correctness" implies that you actually have been correct a
few times to prove (to yourself at least) that you know what you're talking
> Here's coverage from the NYTimes news service:
> -Matt Jensen
> On Wed, 3 Jan 2001, Lorin Rivers wrote:
> > I wish I could find a good link to an article I read last summer that
> > took a position that confidence and accuracy were inversely
> > proportional...
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