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Science faculty’s subtle gender biases favor male students

From the Tuesday Science section of the NY Times (25 September 2012):




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Both male and female academic scientists rated the same resume lower when the name on the resume was "Jennifer" rather than "John." Gender bias runs deep . . .  

-Alex Madonik, California Section

P.S.  Summary of the study:

"A broad, nationwide sample of biology, chemistry, and physics professors (n = 127) evaluated the application materials of an undergraduate science student who had ostensibly applied for a science laboratory manager position. All participants received the same materials, which were randomly assigned either the name of a male (n = 63) or a female (n = 64) student; student gender was thus the only variable that differed between conditions."

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