Benjamin Rosenbaum

Comments on "Gender breakdown for "Tumbarumba: a frolic of intrusions""

I don't get it. So where's the female stats?

Posted by Mom at November 22, 2008 09:52 PM

In this particular instance, all of our contributors happened to be either male or female.

I forgot to mention that. :-)

Posted by Benjamin Rosenbaum at November 22, 2008 09:55 PM

I got that much. But how can you call it a gender breakdown when you only list the male stats?

Posted by Mom at November 24, 2008 01:59 AM

I was a bit confused about that at first because I mentally added an "of" into the stats (i.e., "% [of] males who said yes or maybe").

But what Ben means is "The percentage of all who said yes or maybe who are male."

So the stats could also be presented as:

% female asked 42%
% female who said yes or maybe 35%
% female who actually submitted 29%
% female who are in the project 33%

Posted by Ethan at November 24, 2008 05:48 AM

Yes, Mom, my snotty remark was meant to indicate that the female stats would be 100 minus the male stats.

It is true that the table could be interpreted as meaning "58% of all males were asked" -- this would, however, require me to have sent out over two billion emails, making me the King of All Spammers.

But, okay, okay, I will clarify the wording....

Posted by Benjamin Rosenbaum at November 24, 2008 09:57 AM

Thank you, Ethan, for clarifying. So, Ben, the point is that even though you asked nearly as many females as males, the bottom line is you got only 33% females represented. It sounds like the percentage of girls we get (at best) at TIC Summer Camp, whose combination of computer learning and sports seems to attract scads of boys.

Posted by Mom at November 28, 2008 06:44 PM

That would be TIC Summer Camp. And yeah.

Posted by Benjamin Rosenbaum at March 17, 2009 05:19 PM

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