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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.

Boundary Spanning: Knowledge Translation as Feminist Action Research in Virtual Communities of Practice
Boundary spanning: Knowledge translation as feminist action research in virtual communities of practice

The advances in research on gender and health prompt us to consider, “Now what?” How do we share what we are learning and apply new knowledge to change policy and practice in health? In recent years, this question has been the focus of considerable attention in the broader health research world, in Canada and globally. The Canadian Institutes of Health Research employ the term knowledge translation to refer to “the methods for closing the gaps from knowledge to practice” (Straus, Tetroe, & Graham, 2009, p. 165). Many other terms are used to describe the processes related to raising awareness of ...

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