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Accommodating science the rhetorical life of scientific facts

This is among the strongest correlations I have ever seen in social science data.

The results looked like this: There is a correlation of r = -0.82 (p = 0.0003) between average GRE Quantitative score and percent women in a discipline.

There’s a paper from 2002, Templer and Tomeo, that tries the same thing and finds r = 0.76, p and Leslie et al’s perceived-innate-ability results.

They found that they could reject the hypothesis that the effect of actual innate ability was entirely mediated by perceived innate ability (p = 0.002), but could not reject the hypothesis that the effect of perceived-innate-ability was entirely mediated by actual-innate ability (p = 0.36).

The media, science blogosphere, et cetera has taken this result and run with it.