RE: Statistical analysis

Subject: RE: Statistical analysis
From: Doug Grossman <Doug -dot- Grossman -at- sas -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L (techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com)" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2016 01:52:37 +0000

Also, how will you know everyone's gender? We may think that it is obvious that "David" and "John" are males, but it may not actually be the case. We have a "Lynn" who is a male, for example. There is no way to really know whether "Sam" or "Pat" or "Chris" or "Conner" is a male or female, and any guess would be just that.......a guess.

This question aside, I think that the analysis could be very interesting.

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From: techwr-l-bounces+doug -dot- grossman=sas -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+doug -dot- grossman=sas -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Dan Goldstein
Subject: Statistical analysis

With the list admins' permission, I've been putting together a little research study that examines gender differences in TECHWR-L posts. I'm using publicly available information only, and I'm not going to use anyone's names or identifying information in the write-up. Among the questions that I'm looking at:

* How do the genders differ in the balance between starting and responding to threads?
* How do the genders differ in responding to posts from the same gender or the other gender?
* How do the genders differ in starting new threads in specific topic areas?
* How do the genders differ in using tentative language (hedges, tag questions, etc.)?

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