Monday, February 25, 2013

Study shows gender bias in science is real. Here’s why it matters.

Study shows gender bias in science is real. Here’s why it matters by Ilana Yurkiewicz

A Rhodes researcher, who felt this may be of interest to the RU Science Faculty, alerted me to the above blog post (in Scientific American) which refers to a Sept 2012 study in the PNAS entitled: 
"Science faculty’s subtle gender biases favor male students".

For those who might like to read more on this topic, I see that the article has attracted several citations since publication:

Masur, S.K.
Women in cell biology: A seat at the table and a place at the podium
(2013) Molecular Biology of the Cell, 24 (2), pp. 57-60.

Cameron, E.Z., Gray, M.E., White, A.M.
Is publication rate an equal opportunity metric?
(2013) Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 28 (1), pp. 7-8.

Lips, H.M.
Acknowledging Discrimination as a Key to the Gender Pay Gap
(2013) Sex Roles, 68 (3-4), pp. 223-230.

Flores-Mendoza, C., Widaman, K.F., Rindermann, H., Primi, R., Mansur-Alves, M., Pena, C.C.
Cognitive sex differences in reasoning tasks: Evidence from Brazilian samples of educational settings
(2013) Intelligence, 41 (1), pp. 70-84.

Simon, K., Athanassakis, I., Powrie, F., Montoya, M.
Gender equality: Is it real?
(2012) European Journal of Immunology, 42 (12), pp. 3095-3096.

Isbell, L.A., Young, T.P., Harcourt, A.H.
Stag Parties Linger: Continued Gender Bias in a Female-Rich Scientific Discipline
(2012) PLoS ONE, 7 (11), art. no. e49682, .

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