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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.

Design, Methods, and Knowledge Exchange: Connections and Pathways
Design, methods, and knowledge exchange: Connections and pathways
John L.Oliffe

In writing this chapter, I have two objectives. First, using an example drawn from the Investigating Tobacco and Gender research team (University of British Columbia, 2010b), I illustrate how early conceptual considerations for addressing research problems not only drive the study design and methods, but also determine the type of deliverable that can be reasonably promised for knowledge exchange. Second, I map some pathways for distributing descriptive and intervention research products through peer-reviewed publications, and briefly describe some recent experiences with developing my own website (http://www.menshealthresearch.ubc.ca) as a means to guide the virtual knowledge exchange efforts of others. In concluding the chapter, I suggest some principles of marketing to ...

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