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dc.contributor.authorThelwall, Mike
dc.contributor.authorStuart, Emma
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-05T16:11:00Z
dc.date.available2018-12-05T16:11:00Z
dc.date.issued2018-10-19
dc.identifier.citationThelwall, M. and Stuart, E. (2018) 'She’s Reddit: A source of statistically significant gendered interest information', Information Processing & Management, 56(4), pp. 1543-1558en_US
dc.identifier.issn0306-4573en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ipm.2018.10.007
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/621951
dc.description.abstractInformation about gender differences in interests is necessary to disentangle the effects of discrimination and choice when gender inequalities occur, such as in employment. This article assesses gender differences in interests within the popular social news and entertainment site Reddit. A method to detect terms that are statistically significantly used more by males or females in 181 million comments in 100 subreddits shows that gender affects both the selection of subreddits and activities within most of them. The method avoids the hidden gender biases of topic modelling for this task. Although the method reveals statistically significant gender differences in interests for topics that are extensively discussed on Reddit, it cannot give definitive causes, and imitation and sharing within the site mean that additional checking is needed to verify the results. Nevertheless, with care, Reddit can serve as a useful source of insights into gender differences in interests.en_US
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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/*
dc.subjectSocial weben_US
dc.subjectRedditen_US
dc.subjectDiscussion boarden_US
dc.subjectGenderen_US
dc.subjectInterestsen_US
dc.titleShe’s Reddit: A source of statistically significant gendered interest informationen_US
dc.typeJournal article
dc.identifier.journalInformation Processing & Managementen_US
dc.date.accepted2018-10-12
rioxxterms.funderUniversity of Wolverhamptonen_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUOW021118MTen_US
rioxxterms.versionAMen_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-10-19en_US
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article
dc.source.volume56
dc.source.volume56
dc.source.issue4
dc.source.issue4
dc.source.beginpage1543
dc.source.endpage1558
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-10-12
refterms.dateFCD2018-11-02T15:06:44Z
refterms.versionFCDAM
refterms.dateFOA2019-10-19T00:00:00Z


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