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Gender differences and bias in open source: Pull request acceptance of women versus men

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@REDACT_PSUDONYM @mirgeee Just to get you started, this is one study specific to my field that was rather interesting, examining acceptance rates in pull-requests and code reviews. https://t.co/YQ7a7LyJrI
RT @jorgeapenas: "[W]omen's acceptance rates are higher only when they are not identifiable as women" https://t.co/brXricIuTs
RT @jorgeapenas: "[W]omen's acceptance rates are higher only when they are not identifiable as women" https://t.co/brXricIuTs
RT @jorgeapenas: "[W]omen's acceptance rates are higher only when they are not identifiable as women" https://t.co/brXricIuTs
RT @jorgeapenas: "[W]omen's acceptance rates are higher only when they are not identifiable as women" https://t.co/brXricIuTs
RT @jorgeapenas: "[W]omen's acceptance rates are higher only when they are not identifiable as women" https://t.co/brXricIuTs
"[W]omen's acceptance rates are higher only when they are not identifiable as women" https://t.co/brXricIuTs
RT @PDSiDXB: Gender bias is real. For men and women. And is only one kind of bias. Learn how to combat it in #HardTalk https://t.co/9C7BNTM…
Gender bias is real. For men and women. And is only one kind of bias. Learn how to combat it in #HardTalk https://t.co/9C7BNTMPmR
RT @hare_brain: @astrokatey Women's acceptance rates to open source software tend to be higher than men's, but only if their gender is hid…
RT @jegpeek: Everyone worried about their precious tech meritocracies should read this article and drink a tall glass of STFU https://t.co/…
RT @hare_brain: @astrokatey Women's acceptance rates to open source software tend to be higher than men's, but only if their gender is hid…
RT @hare_brain: @astrokatey Women's acceptance rates to open source software tend to be higher than men's, but only if their gender is hid…
RT @hare_brain: @astrokatey Women's acceptance rates to open source software tend to be higher than men's, but only if their gender is hid…
RT @hare_brain: @astrokatey Women's acceptance rates to open source software tend to be higher than men's, but only if their gender is hid…
RT @RisaWechsler: Physicists, read up: "Although women on GitHub may be more competent overall, bias against them exists nonetheless." http…
RT @RisaWechsler: Physicists, read up: "Although women on GitHub may be more competent overall, bias against them exists nonetheless." http…
RT @RisaWechsler: Physicists, read up: "Although women on GitHub may be more competent overall, bias against them exists nonetheless." http…
Physicists, read up: "Although women on GitHub may be more competent overall, bias against them exists nonetheless." https://t.co/zGJLBbbZHT
79 days ago
RT @hare_brain: @astrokatey Women's acceptance rates to open source software tend to be higher than men's, but only if their gender is hid…
79 days ago
RT @hare_brain: @astrokatey Women's acceptance rates to open source software tend to be higher than men's, but only if their gender is hid…
RT @jegpeek: Everyone worried about their precious tech meritocracies should read this article and drink a tall glass of STFU https://t.co/…
RT @hare_brain: @astrokatey Women's acceptance rates to open source software tend to be higher than men's, but only if their gender is hid…
RT @jegpeek: Everyone worried about their precious tech meritocracies should read this article and drink a tall glass of STFU https://t.co/…
79 days ago
RT @jegpeek: Everyone worried about their precious tech meritocracies should read this article and drink a tall glass of STFU https://t.co/…
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Author Contributions

Josh Terrell conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, performed the computation work, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Andrew Kofink conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, performed the computation work, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Justin Middleton conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Clarissa Rainear analyzed the data, wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Emerson Murphy-Hill conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, performed the computation work, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Chris Parnin conceived and designed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Jon Stallings conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

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NCSU IRB approved under #6708.

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Data sets from GHTorrent and Google+ are publicly available.

Funding

This material is based in part upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grant number 1252995. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

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