So Emily did what any smart undergraduate would do who'd already invested who-knows-how-many hours in a thesis topic:
She began fudging.
Only Sands eventually had to fudge a lot. Ironically enough, the "controversial" audit survey portion of her thesis seems pretty air-tight; the problem was that it had come up with contrarian results - it seemed to indicate that women, not men, were discriminating against other women. (OMG, Julia (Sands)!) Still, if Sands had stopped there, she'd have already done enough to attract a considerable amount of attention.
But she went on to attempt to tease out evidence of sexism on Broadway - only to discover that she really couldn't do that with the data available.
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Garvey on the Sands Gender Bias Study
Thom Garvey, as opposed to most of what has been written about the Sands study, does some reading, digging, interviewing and thinking about the Gender Bias study.