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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.

Fieldwork: Observations and Interviews
Fieldwork: Observations and interviews
CathyChabot, JeanShoveller

Fieldwork involves the collection of data within a particular community, culture, or population using a variety of research techniques. By conducting research in a natural, rather than controlled, setting (e.g., a university laboratory), fieldwork provides researchers with opportunities to observe and record information about everyday life events. During fieldwork, researchers observe community members in the places where they live, work, study, and carry out other day-to-day activities, and they frequently invite community members to provide insights about the social relations and interactions between themselves and their physical, cultural, and social environments (Sobo, 2009). Fieldwork provides opportunities for the researcher to bridge between an entirely etic perspective (i.e., that of an outsider) and a more emic position (i.e., ...

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