mako: gender (36)

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  1. "This paper studies differences in the effect of temperature on cognitive performance by gender in a large controlled lab experiment (N = 543). We study performance in math, verbal and cognitive reflection tasks and find that the effects of temperature vary significantly across men and women. At higher temperatures, women perform better on a math and verbal task while the reverse effect is observed for men. The increase in female performance in response to higher temperature is significantly larger and more precisely estimated than the corresponding decrease in male performance. In contrast to math and verbal tasks, temperature has no impact on a measure of cognitive reflection for either gender. Our findings suggest that gender mixed workplaces may be able to increase productivity by setting the thermostat higher than current standards."
  2. Really good article. ♥ Susan Silbey
  3. updated: 2012-06-30, original: 2012-06-30 to , , , , , , , , - Archived Link
  4. Kinda cute.
  5. *Sigh*. Another opt-in survey. This one from the Ada Initiative.
  6. Higher proportion of faculty are women. Higher proportion of PhDs are women. A lower proportion of BS degrees are women. And there are many fewer BS degrees in general.
  7. I'm only bookmarking this otherwise lame article for this comment I may want to remember some day: "Can anyone say post- Halloween night, dressed in a toga (I rocked the Goddess costume that year) on the T during rush hour the next morning? In case you were wondering, all the people packed on the train trying to get to work don’t care that Halloween was the night before. They’re still judging."
  8. "Among women 18 to 49, NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” was the third-most-watched program in America"
  9. A few years ago, I left a comment on a blog post that Kevin Driscoll wrote. Renina has a pretty cool blog on race and gender and has quoted the comment a couple times. It's not clear that even Kevin ever read it but it's nice to see someone really use it and see something in these little things we write. Pretty cool!
  10. This is nuts. The studies these inferences are based on have known errors and statistically insignificant results. See, for example, this: How do people keep publishing this crap?
  11. Special issue of a magazine with articles on women in open source.
  12. Cool. But where's the source?

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