Date: 2012-10-11 07:50 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nymeth
Yes, this. Just for future reference, I'm going to transcribe what I wrote on storify here:

"The project is called "Gender Balance in YA Award Winners since 2000", not "Gender Balance in YA". It's therefore incredibly disingenuous to accuse us of sampling error for using lists of YA award winners in a project about, erm, YA award winners. We were extremely careful not to make any claims about YA as a whole in the write-up, and we repeated quite a few times that we needed more data before we could generalise to the rest of YA. Please feel free to discuss whether or not these results are proportional to what's happening in the field at large - encouraging this sort of discussion is exactly what the project is for. But we would be very grateful if people didn't go around repeating that the study is "flawed" when we were very clear and upfront about our methodology and its limitations and took care to add all those caveats. Doing so is dismissive of the rigour we put into our work and is frankly more than a bit disrespectful."
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