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Girls on Film: gender representation in STEM photographs

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posted on 24.05.2021, 14:19 by Lee Chapman
This Masters of Professional Communication (MPC) Major Research Paper (MRP) will investigate how commercial, STEM-centric imagery consumed across various visual media outlets can encourage and even reinforce the gender gap in STEM. My research questions for this project are as follows: o Are females and males equally represented in the most downloaded commercial photos on the most popular stock photography websites in North America, specifically Fotolia and IStock? o In commercial, STEM photos with both males and females present, does one gender generally take the “leadership role” in the photo (as defined)? o In commercial, STEM photos with both males and females present, does one gender generally outnumber the other?

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Language

eng

Degree

Master of Professional Communication

Program

Professional Communication

Granting Institution

Ryerson University

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