If you teach methods and statistics courses, organize talks or symposia on good research practices, or simply want to read some good papers, check out this OSF page with a list of papers on research methods. Inspired by recent illustrations of the gender imbalance in contributors to special issues on how to improve research methods, and the gender imbalance in speakers in symposia on good research practices, a group of people came together to create a list of research methods papers first-authored by women. Feel free to contribute suggestions for papers not yet included, or join the Mendeley group created by Kirstie Whitaker to keep track of new additions. You might be able to use the list as inspiration when creating your course syllabus on research methods, or when inviting speakers for a symposium on good research practices. Below is the description of the list, copied from the wiki page on the OSF, and written by Michael Kane:
This document began in light of thoughtful blog posts (e.g., Ledgerwood, Haines, & Ratliff; Jussim & Vazire) -- and a lengthy and impassioned discussion thread on the ISCON Facebook page -- about the lack of diversity of voices in current debates about best practices in psychological research. Upon reading these, I nervously opened the pdf of the syllabus for my graduate research course on psychological research methods (PSY 624). Only 1 of the 40-some required primary articles featured a female lead author. I’m embarrassed to say that this had never occurred to me, despite my teaching a course in which about 70% of the students were women. I now note that, not only have the graduate students in my department had all of their formal instruction in methods and stats delivered by professors who are men, but virtually all the voices they’ve read in my course have also been men’s. Although many of our students are expertly mentored in research by faculty advisors who are women, I am concerned that I have deprived them of additional role models.
Sugimoto, C. R., Lariviere, V., Ni, C. Q., Gingras, Y., & Cronin, B. (2013). Bibliometrics: Global gender disparities in science. Nature, 504(7479), 211-213.