Academic Writing

Returning to fully fledged academics, there have been few studies of sex differences in the writings of academics, and thus there are fewer findings to report. In one complex study, using LIWC, we only found minor differences when we compared academic articles written by individual and pairs of men with those written by individual and pairs of women (Hartley et al., 2003). The clearest difference, which we could not explain, was that single men and pairs of women produced texts with higher readability scores than did pairs of men and single women!

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