• Summary
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  • Subject index

This book provides the first resource dedicated to critically examining gender and sex in study designs, methods, and analysis in health research. In order to produce ethical, accurate, and effective research findings it is vital to integrate both sex (biological characteristics) and gender (socially constructed factors) into any health study. This book draws attention to some of the methodological complexities in this enterprise and offers ways to thoughtfully address these by drawing on empirical examples across a range of topics and disciplines.

Sex and Gender Research
Sex and gender research

This section displays an array of research methods where sex and/or gender have been incorporated into research design. The topics range from investigating sexual health among youth, to tobacco use patterns within family systems, to assessing the impact of sex and gender on mortality patterns in urban and rural populations. These examples are not an exhaustive set, but rather serve to illustrate various modes of and issues in operationalizing gender under a range of methods.

The examples range from fieldwork to secondary analysis to discourse analysis. Some of these examples are using more standard methods, such as fieldwork, as described in the contribution by Chabot and Shoveller (see Chapter 6). They describe the impact of gender on fieldwork methods, ...

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