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Gender Similarities in Mathematics and Science

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Science  27 Oct 2006:
Vol. 314, Issue 5799, pp. 599-600
DOI: 10.1126/science.1132154

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  • Assessment of Ability in Mathematics and Science

    The article, “Gender Similarities in Mathematics and Science,” by J. S. Hyde and M. C. Linn (27 Oct. 2006, p. 599), makes one very important point but obscures another. The sex difference in mathematical ability is small or trivial when we consider means and effect sizes. When assessing applicants for a position requiring average, high, or perhaps even very high mathematical ability, we should expect equal or almost equal numbe...

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