Category: Research

Uncooperative Survey Experiments

Kieran Healy recently tweeted that The tweet references a new paper by Allan Dafoe, Baobao Zhang, and Devin Caughey that shows that survey respondents, when presented with information about one attribute, update their beliefs about others too. Labeling a country “a democracy,” for example, affects subjects’ beliefs about the country’s geographic location. This is a […]

Gender Segregation in U.S. Political Science Doctorates

My sociology colleague Kim Weeden recently shared her paper in Sociological Science (coauthored with Sarah Thébaud and Dafna Gelbgiser) entitled “Degrees of Difference: Gender Segregation of U.S. Doctorates by Field and Program Prestige.” It studies the relative degree of gender segregation across academic fields among earned U.S. doctoral degress, using statistical models that allow the […]