Gender differences and bias in open source: pull request acceptance of women versus men

@article{Terrell2017GenderDA,
  title={Gender differences and bias in open source: pull request acceptance of women versus men},
  author={Josh Terrell and Andrew Kofink and Justin Middleton and Clarissa Rainear and Emerson R. Murphy-Hill and Chris Parnin and Jon Stallings},
  journal={PeerJ Computer Science},
  year={2017},
  volume={3},
  pages={e111}
}
Biases against women in the workplace have been documented in a variety of studies. This paper presents a large scale study on gender bias, where we compare acceptance rates of contributions frommen versus women in an open source software community. Surprisingly, our results show that women’s contributions tend to be accepted more often than men’s. However, for contributors who are outsiders to a project and their gender is identifiable, men’s acceptance rates are higher. Our results suggest… CONTINUE READING
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