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S110 – Extra Credit October 30, 2011 Topic: A Rashonda by any other name (baby names) Independent Variable: Someone’s name Dependent Variable: People’s perceptions of someone based on their name After watching the documentary, Freakonomics , I believe that there is a positive relationship between someone’s name (independent variable) and people’s perceptions of that person based on their name (dependent variable). I believe that there is a positive relationship between the two because when people were interviewed about what they thought of a person with a stereotypical “black” name, they automatically associated a black person to have that name, and visa-a-versa with someone with a “white” name. It was interesting to see, on rare occasions, that the person with a typical “black” name was in fact a white person, which shocked the interviewee that was making the assumption or guess. This documentary used both statistics and data to evaluate the relationship between these
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course SOC 110 taught by Professor Latouche during the Fall '11 term at Indiana.

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Extra_Credit - S110 Extra Credit Topic A Rashonda by any...

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