STEM Gender Gaps in Motivation, Interest, and Self-belief are Huge Right?

We recently had a meta-analysis on STEM gender differences in motivation, interest, and self-belief in Educational Psychology Review. We could not be more thrilled. And a big thank you to my former PhD student Brooke for all her work on this. The results are in the paper poster download below. But first some context for why there is a download in the first place.

I have been thinking about using Kudos for new papers and this seemed like a good paper to give it a try. I spent longer than I like setting up a design brief for this. But now it is done, I have a template in In Design I can use for all new papers as well as themes for ggplot and a standard color pallet. My design choices were:

  1. Use of three colors only; all blues. I think this is elegant but is also advantageous for me as I am color blind.
  2. For plots I have modified the economist white theme from ggthemes. So here on out all my plots will be consistent.
  3. I used a combination serif and san-serif set of fonts the work nicely together. I chose Avenir book and EB Garamond. I am not super happy with these but I don’t like the idea of paying $400 for the fonts I really want. I may want to swap out EB Garamond for Nanum Myeong to have a more crisp feel. Not sure yet.

Anyway, you can see the result here:

Comments welcome; particularly on fonts, general look, and plot theme as I will want to role these out for other papers. I still need a lot of work on distilling the message of my papers down to 100 or so Sticky words. And my In Design skills are weak (though I think I am getting better with my R to Illustrator workflow).

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