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Our Inexpert Judgment of Expertise

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The saying "it isn't so much what you say but how you say it" may be truer than you think when it comes to being perceived as a person with expertise.

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A recently published study designed to measure expertise, found that subjective factors play a large role in the degree to which individuals are perceived to be experts in a given domain. The study, authored by Marie-Line Germain and Manuel Tejeda, appears in the Summer 2012 issue of the HRD Quarterly.

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