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Title IX and Your Toilets

Nothing gets by Absinthe’s diligence. Inspired by my recent post regarding women’s washrooms, Absinthe writes to tell me: Not having enough washrooms for women violates Title IX. who knew??? Check this out. Absinthe suggests we study the ratio of womens’ to mens’ rooms in the top 50 physics, engineering, chemistry, and other science departments. It…

Another Take on Stupid Study

Remember that fascinating study that almost certainly applied to females? Jake at Pure Pedantry has a very interesting analysis to offer on it. I do like the way he deconstructs the statistics and delineates the difference between statistically significant and practically significant. However, he missed the boat on the gender issue. He, too, talks about…

The New York Times reports today on a study published today in two papers in Science (Science 22 June 2007: Vol. 316. no. 5832, p. 1717) and Intelligence: “Research Finds Firstborns Gain The Higher I.Q.” The study could settle more than half a century of scientific debate! Frank J. Sulloway, psychologist at the University of…