Choose two of the studies listed below, which are all related to the topic of stereotyping and its effects. Compare and contrast the methodology that the researchers used in each of the cases. What were the variables that they measured, and how did they use these measurements to make conclusions about larger implications? Did the results in either of the cases surprise you, or did they fit with patterns that you have already observed? How do the different methods chosen in the two articles affect the observations and conclusions that they made? Consider an additional example of how you might research the effect of stereotypes. What variables might you measure? What social concerns or questions inform your interest in this topic? What do you think the results might be?
For this option, you must draw on two of the following articles listed below:
Arai, Mahmood, Moa Bursell, and Lena Nekby (2016). The Reverse Gender Gap in Ethnic Discrimination: Employer Stereotypes of Men and Women with Arabic Names International Migration Review 50(2):385-412.
Booth, Alison, Andrew Leigh, and Elena Varganova (2012). Does Ethnic Discrimination Vary Across Minority Groups?: Evidence from a Field Experiment. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics. 74(4).
Rubin, Donald L. (1992). Nonlanguage factors affecting undergraduates judgments of non-native English-speaking teaching assistants. Research in Higher Education 33(4):511-531.
Mengel, Friederike, Jan Sauermann, and Ulf Zlitz (2019). Gender Bias in Teaching Evaluations. Journal of the European Economic Association. 17(2): 535-566.
Watson, Stevie, Osei Appiah, and Corliss G. Thornton (2011). The Effect of Name on Pre-Interview Impressions and Occupational Stereotypes: The Case of Black Sales Job Applicants. Journal of Applied Social Psychology. 41(10): 2405-2420.