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STEM PhD Recipients by Gender and Race/Ethnicity

Ok that isn't the most exciting title for a blog post but it is an important one. As you may remember in an earlier post I wrote about how, because of a concern about small cell sizes and confidentiality, the NSF's Science, Resources Statistics started suppressing data from the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED), primarily data related to the numbers of under represented minority women and men PhD recipients although data about women from other ethnic groups are suppressed in some fields as well.

In response to researcher concern, NSF decided to release revised tables for the 2006 SED. The website says "SRS has released revised tables from the 2006 Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) for the Summary Report, and Race/Ethnicity/Gender (REG) and Baccalaureate-Origin tables released by the survey contractor in previous years." They do forward the tables to anyone who requests them. So please request the tables and agree to be surveyed as to the best ways to present the data.

For those who need the STEM PhD recipient data immediately, we have uploaded the public domain tables and guides. But even if you download them here, please request them from NSF anyway. NSF needs to know that we need these data.