03 November 2014

some statistics

So, I was curious about something about implicit bias, so I thought I'd look at how male and female students do on the final exams of a big lecture class.

That turned out not to be very interesting: women do slightly (about 1.4%) better, at least according to my very flawed statistics. (Not that that says very much about implicit bias, but whatever.)

The possibly interesting thing is that I've had either two male or two female TA's each of the last few times that I've taught the course, and this might seem to correlate with the gender breakdown in enrolled students:
two male TA's: 74% men, 26% women
two female TA's: 58% men, 42% women

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