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October 15th, 2020

Study on Vocal Confidence and Ethnicity


How does a job applicant’s perceived competence, based on their ethnicity, change with the addition of vocal cues?

 

This study examines how a speaker’s Canadian English accent interacts with their ethnic appearance and vocal confidence level, to affect their perceived competence and hireability in a job interview context. Although data collection for this study is complete, you can try a demo of this experiment here.

 

This study is conducted by Yondu Mori (Ph.D. candidate) under the supervision of Dr. Marc D. Pell (marc.pell@mcgill.ca) at McGill University in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

 

If you have any questions about the experiment, including its set-up and design, please contact yondu.mori@mail.mcgill.ca.
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