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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.

Visual Methods in Gender and Health Research
Visual methods in gender and health research
Rebecca J.Haines-Saah, John L.Oliffe

This chapter provides an introduction to using visual methodologies in contemporary research on gender and health. Drawing from photographic research projects with men and women who smoke, we demonstrate the unique possibilities of visual methods for unpacking and theorizing the gendered aspects of health practices. We show that, more than just a novel or creative methodology, engaging research participants with the visual has the potential to demonstrate complex theoretical ideas and provide material that illustrates seemingly elusive concepts in social research (Sweetman, 2009). We argue that while gender has an important visual dimension, it is important that the collection and interpretation of images take place within the context of ...

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