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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.

Content and Discourse Analysis
Content and discourse analysis
BrendanGough, SteveRobertson

There has been a long-standing theoretical and empirical interest in “differences” between “men's talk” and “women's talk” (e.g., Coates, 2004; Tannen, 2001).1 Such differences relate not only to the content of such talk but also to the meanings associated with words and phrases, and the consideration of meaning when words are not forthcoming—that is, consideration of the meaning of silences and silenced voices. Yet it is not just differences in the nature and meaning of direct talk by men and women that are of interest and significance. Specific “texts,” such as media texts, literary texts, and policy texts (to name a few), frequently carry explicit or implicit content and meaning in relation to gender and health. Talk ...

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