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Read the thoughts and impressions on a variety of topics written by IDEA staff as well as occasional guest bloggers.


April 28, 2017
A short Q&A with Senior Researcher, Steve Benton on his participation in the recent March for Science.

December 22, 2014
Recent headlines proclaimed that “Students Praise Male Professors,” and “Students Give Professors Better Evaluations if They Think They’re Male,” hasty conclusions following the publication of an article by Lillian MacNell, Adam Driscoll, and Andrea N. Hunt, “What’s in a Name: Exposing Gender Bias in Student Ratings of Teaching,” which appeared in Innovative Higher Education. Although MacNell et al. (2014) believe their research demonstrates gender bias, a closer look at the study’s design and analysis reveals much to refute about that assertion.

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