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Old 16 January 2019, 01:57 AM
Steve Steve is offline
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Here's the original paper by Kruger and Dunning. (If you don't feel like reading it, there are four graphs that give you a lot of the info). Yeah, I don't get why Wikipedia says that the DK effect is that "people of low ability have illusory superiority" since they tend to rate themselves lower than the top quartile rates themselves.

Also they point out that
Study 4 also revealed a paradox. It suggested that one way to make people recognize their incompetence is to make them competent. Once we taught bottom-quartile participants how to solve Wason selection tasks correctly, they also gained the metacognitive skills to recognize the previous error of their ways. Of course, and herein lies the paradox, once they gained the metacognitive skills to recognize their own incompetence, they were no longer incompetent. "To have such knowledge," as Miller (1993) put it in the quote that began this article, "would already be to remedy a good portion of the offense.
So whatever else is going on with Flat Earthers, it isn't the Dunning-Kruger effect.

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