No "Homer Simpson Effect" among high achievers

Life is crazy busy.  Talks to prepare, job applications to prepare, lab work to do, kids got stomach flu – whew! So just a short note referring you to a nice trio of letters examining how male and female scientists self-rate their expertise.  It seems that there is no difference among high achieving tropical ecologists.  But I tend to agree with Dugale et al. that the outcome might have been different had males and females at earlier career stages been sampled.

Gender differences in science: no support for the ‘Homer Simpson Effect’ among tropical researchers

Biased sampling: no ‘Homer Simpson Effect’ among high achievers

Homing in on the ‘Homer Simpson Effect’: reply to Dugdale et al

 

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