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Men ask more questions than women at a scientific conference.

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Gender inequity in science and academia, especially in senior positions, is a recognised problem. The reasons are poorly understood, but include the persistence of historical gender ratios, discrimination and other factors, including gender-based behavioural differences. We studied participation in a professional context by observing question-asking behaviour at a large international conference with a clear equality code of conduct that prohibited any form of discrimination. Accounting for au...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pone.0185534

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Zoology
Sutherland, WJ More by this author
Johnston, A More by this author
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Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PLoS One Journal website
Volume:
12
Issue:
10
Pages:
e0185534
Publication date:
2017-10-05
Acceptance date:
2017-09-14
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EISSN:
1932-6203
Pubs id:
pubs:737093
URN:
uri:b8c30921-5ec1-45cb-bde0-513fe3a362b8
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uuid:b8c30921-5ec1-45cb-bde0-513fe3a362b8
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pubs:737093

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