The goal of gendercoder is to allow simple re-coding of free-text gender responses. This is intended to permit representation of gender diversity, while managing troll-responses and the workload implications of manual coding.
This package is not on CRAN. To use this package please run the following code:
The gendercoder package permits the efficient re-coding of free-text gender responses within a tidyverse pipeline. It contains two in-built output dictionaries, a default
broad dictionary which corrects spelling and standardises terms while maintaining the diversity of responses and a
narrow dictionary which contains only three gender categories, “male”, “female”, and “sex and gender diverse”.
The core function,
gender_recode(), takes 3 arguments,
gender the vector of free-text gender,
dictionary the preferred dictionary, and
fill a logical indicating whether original values should be carried over if there is no match.
Basic usage is demonstrated below.
library(gendercoder) tibble(gender = c("male", "MALE", "mle", "I am male", "femail", "female", "enby")) %>% mutate(broad_gender = recode_gender(gender, dictionary = broad, fill = TRUE), narrow_gender = recode_gender(gender, dictionary = narrow, fill = FALSE) ) #> 1 results not matched from the dictionary have been filled with the user inputted values #> # A tibble: 7 x 3 #> gender broad_gender narrow_gender #> <chr> <chr> <chr> #> 1 male male male #> 2 MALE male male #> 3 mle male male #> 4 I am male I am male <NA> #> 5 femail female female #> 6 female female female #> 7 enby non-binary sex and gender diverse
The package now also contains a shiny app for use of the
gender_recode() function by GUI. The app takes data in
To use the app, call the
This package is a reflection of cultural context of the package contributors; we welcome issues and pull requests to make the package more inclusive and/or suitable for a broader range of cultural contexts. We particularly welcome addition of non-English dictionaries or of other gender-diverse responses to the broad and narrow dictionaries.
Please cite this package as:
Jennifer Beaudry, Emily Kothe, Felix Singleton Thorn, Rhydwyn McGuire, Nicholas Tierney and Mathew Ling (2020). gendercoder: Recodes Sex/Gender Descriptions Into A Standard Set. R package version 0.0.0.9000. https://github.com/ropenscilabs/gendercoder