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Are University Admissions Biased? | Simpson’s Paradox Part 2

Simpson’s Paradox Part 2. Thanks to Skillshare for supporting this video! Head to http://skl.sh/minutephysics for your first two months free.

This video is about how to tell whether or not university admissions are biased using statistics: aka, it’s about Simpson’s Paradox again!

REFERENCES:

Original Berkeley Grad Admissions Paper: https://www.unc.edu/~nielsen/soci708/cdocs/Berkeley_admissions_bias.pdf

Interactive Simpson’s Paradox Explainer:
http://vudlab.com/simpsons/

No Lawsuit, But Yes, Berkeley Study on Gender Bias
https://www.refsmmat.com/posts/2016-05-08-simpsons-paradox-berkeley.html

Statistics on college majors by gender:
https://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/2016menu_tables.asp
http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2014/10/28/359419934/who-studies-what-men-women-and-college-majors
http://www.randalolson.com/2014/06/14/percentage-of-bachelors-degrees-conferred-to-women-by-major-1970-2012/

Earnings by college major:
http://time.com/money/collection-post/3829776/heres-what-the-average-grad-makes-right-out-of-college/

Wall Street Journal Article on Simpson’s Paradox: https://www.wsj.com/news/articles/SB125970744553071829

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