The difference in gender distribution of students who did scientific research in a range of science-related disciplines at a university in the UK in 2009 is depicted in the given chart.
Overall, it is clear from the chart that most research areas were dominated by men. However, women’s presence is seen significant in in life sciences and medicine.
As per the chart, most participation is seen in the area of Biology. This is true in case of both genders, when the number of men who pursued this was nearly 230, which were 30 more than women.
The gender difference is seen the most in Physics research. When nearly 220 men were involved in this, the women involvement was just 40. However, in case of medical research, and veterinary medicine, the disparity was less (25). The male researchers in medicine accounted for 200, whereas it was just 80 in case of the latter subject, the only subject in which their participation was less than women.
An equal number of men did research in Astronomy and Geology (150), whereas the volume of women researchers in these fields stood between 60 and 80.