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Gender Bias Text Analysis in Python

In this session we use text analysis to look at gender bias in a review dataset.
Mar 2023
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Language plays a crucial role in shaping our perceptions and attitudes towards gender in the workplace. Studies have shown that gender bias in language can have a significant impact on the way women are perceived and treated in the workplace. For example, research has found that job advertisements that use masculine-coded language tend to attract more male applicants, while those that use feminine-coded language tend to attract more female applicants. Join our live training on using scraped freelancer reviews to identify differences in language commonly used for male vs. female freelancers, and learn how to use this information to promote gender equity in the workplace.

Key takeaways

  • Learn how to apply a web scraper to create a corpus of freelancer reviews

  • Learn how to label the reviews as masculine or feminine based on pronouns

  • Identify language (words and phrases) used more often for freelancers with male pronounces versus female pronouns, and study how this language varies by field

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