Boys versus girls: academics

By , Design Manager  |  Monday, May 12, 2014 1:30 AM


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  1. Barbara Gorski
    May. 12, 2014 8:58 AM

    Females outscore males academically, and yet we still allow ourselves to be paid less then men. Go figure? Perhaps its time we started expecting a difference.

    Be Well!
    Barbara A Gorski, Ph.D.
    Director – BUSN200

  2. K Anderson
    May. 12, 2014 2:24 PM

    This only holds true in America and other first world countries. Further, k-12 performance is not a good indicator of what gender is more intelligent. To do well in k-6 usually involves sitting down, listening to instructions, and being quiet which female’s at a young age are more inclined to do compared to males.Moreover, you say that the stereotype exists due to studies that look SAT scores which are bad indicators because of differences in test anxiety, but the same holds true in class room situations where test anxiety also occurs aka K-12 classrooms. Also you probably think that using a meta study with 369 samples from 308 studies may prove your point a little better, but what this also means is that the researchers had an incredible amount of leniency to pick and choose the studies that supported their thesis. Try doing a little more work next time rather than picking one obviously biased study that says something that goes against the perceived status quo and making it into an info graph because it sounds exciting. The only thing this teaches me is how easily influenced people are by biased research information presented in a biased fashion. Also try drawing conclusions that are supported by your evidence, something along the lines of “Girls > Boys in upper-class, first-world, poverty free countries where k-12 education is more suited to females” would probably make for a better title. Lastly, actual sources with links are always nice.

  3. Ruth Fischer
    May. 12, 2014 6:52 PM
  4. Nadine Thibault
    May. 14, 2014 3:02 PM

    Can you post the articles that this was derived from? I am doing a similar study for my econometrics course and would like to compare. 

  5. Ryan Burke
    May. 14, 2014 10:32 PM

    Wow this completely erased anyone who doesn’t conform to the Western, colonial gender binary. Maybe we all just experience humanity differently, not just the gender we are assigned at birth.

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