Thursday, July 9, 2009

White males are perceived as more competent

Teaching evaluations for statistics professors are almost always lower for women than for men. There's a similar finding by researchers at U Wisconsin Milwaukee that customers in general are more satisfied with the performance of white men than minorities or women.

The story shows the white male researcher's picture, giving them the opportunity to do a meta-study to find out whether including the picture makes the reader more convinced of the correctness of the findings.

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