Talk:Dunning–Kruger effect

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in the media[edit]

If we ever have an "in the media" section, the classic one to include is that town whereall the children are above average

And, XKCD today https://xkcd.com/1954/ YamaPlos talk 21:44, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

Sequel studies[edit]

... by examining the students' self-assessments of their intellectual skills in logical reasoning (inductive, deductive, abductive), English grammar, and personal sense of humor. After learning their self-assessment scores, the students were asked to estimate their ranks in the psychology class. The group of competent students underestimated their class ranks, while the group of incompetent students overestimated their ranks.

Shouldn't that be "after learning their scores"? Otherwise they would be examining the students' self-assessments of their self-assessment skills, no?
Also, the description is rather ambiguous: "competent" and "incompetent" are oposites, suggesting these two groups represent all the students (instead of the bottom and top quartiles), and "their class ranks" could be interpreted as referring to all the individual estimates instead of the average or median value for the group. Prevalence 18:44, 26 February 2018 (UTC)

The students take a self-assessment test, then that test is scored, and they are given that score (ie "self-assessment score"). Then they are asked to estimate where their score would fall in the range of scores of their fellow classmates. So yes, the students are indeed examining the self-assessments of their self-assessment skills, that's the whole point. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.199.5.24 (talk) 09:07, 10 May 2018 (UTC)

Shouldn't we also include Burson et. al. and Krueger and Muller's responses and alternative explanations? http://files.clps.brown.edu/jkrueger/journal_articles/krueger-2002-unskilled.pdf https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16448310 TAlphaM (talk) 12:18, 9 June 2018 (UTC)

People of high ability[edit]

The lead of the article now states: "On the other hand, people of high ability incorrectly assume that tasks that are easy for them are also easy for other people." I have not been able to source this and could not find it in the given source. Please help read the source. I have added [better source needed] and someone deleted the sentence but was reverted. A better source is by now not presented. Before I delete the sentence I ask, please provide a quotation in peer-reviewed research, for instance from what Dunning-Kruger have written about their findings, peer-reviewed research about the Dunning-Kruger findings or find out which page in the provided source this is written. --regards Dyveldi ☯ prat ✉ post 15:21, 16 September 2018 (UTC)

As far as I can tell, there are relatively few people here who are qualified to comment on your comment. But I guess that based on the effect described in this article, the least capable will probably be the most inclined to do so. That doesn't include me, of course. I'm a stable genius. 98.194.39.86 (talk) 09:34, 28 November 2018 (UTC)

Dunning–Kruger effect is Silly[edit]

Hidden because talk pages are for discussion of the article, not one's opinion on the subject.

... and is nothing more than a common sense observation of the world we are part of. A drunk driver thinks they drive great. That is not news. Of course a lesser-capable person thinks they know it all. They're not as smart. They know less. They draw incorrect conclusions and make poor decisions. That is how we know they are less capable. This so-called research is completely self-evident to anyone who isn't impaired and functions normally, and adds absolutely no value to our world. I recommend this article be deleted as it lacks merit. What's next, a study on how "Blue is a different color from Red." Seriously. 98.194.39.86 (talk) 09:43, 28 November 2018 (UTC)