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Designing and Conducting Gender, Sex, and Health Research
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Designing and Conducting Gender, Sex, and Health Research

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June 2011 | 280 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This is the first resource dedicated to critically examining gender and sex study design, methods, and analysis in health research. The authors draw attention to the methodological complexities, and offer ways to thoughtfully address these by drawing on empirical examples across a range of topics and disciplines.
Joy Johnson, Robin Repta, Shirin Kalyan
Lenses and analytic frameworks
 
Preface
Pam Ratner, Rick Sawatzky
Design issues in measurement
 
About the Editors and Contributors
Cathy Chabot, Jean Shoveller
Fieldwork: observations and interviews
 
Acknowledgments
Rebecca Haines, John Oliffe
Visual methods
 
Part I. Context & Concepts
Steven Roberston, Brendan Gough
Content and discourse analysis
Lorraine Greaves
Chapter 1. Why Put Gender and Sex Into Health Research?
Joan Bottorff, John Oliffe, Natalie Chambers
Gender relations analyses
 
Part II. Design
Lynda Balneaves, Marja Verhoef
Mixed methodology
Joy L. Johnson and Robin Repta
Chapter 2. Sex and Gender: Beyond the Binaries
Aleck Ostry
Secondary analysis: gender, age, place
Joy L. Johnson, Robin Repta and Shirin Kalyan
Chapter 3. Implications of Sex and Gender for Health Research: From Concepts to Study Design
Pam Ratner, Rick Sawatzky
Approaches to the measurement of gender
Pamela A. Ratner and Richard G. Sawatzky
Chapter 4. Approaches to the Measurement of Gender
Gillian Einsten
Measuring biological sex
Gillian Einstein
Chapter 5. Measuring Biological Sex
Toni Schofield
Gender, health, and public policy
 
Part III: Sex and Gender Research
Nancy Poole
Knowledge translation
Cathy Chabot and Jeannie Shoveller
Chapter 6. Fieldwork: Observations and Interviews
Joy Johnson
Sex and gender: beyond the binary
Rebecca J. Haines-Saah and John L. Oliffe
Chapter 7. Visual Methods in Gender and Health Research
Brenda Toner
Developing a gender role socialization scale
Alec Ostry and Amanda Slaunwhite
Chapter 8. Secondary Analysis: Gender, Age, Place
Brendan Gough and Steve Robertson
Chapter 9. Content and Discourse Analysis
Joan L. Bottorff, John L. Oliffe, Mary T. Kelly and Natalie A. Chambers
Chapter 10. Approaches to Examining Gender Relations in Health Research
Brenda Toner, A. Tang, A, Ali, D. Akman, N. Stuckless, M. J. Esplen, C. Rolin-Gilman and L. Ross
Chapter 11. Developing a Gender Role Socialization Scale
 
Part IV. Policy, Process, and Products
Toni Schofield
Chapter 12. Gender, Health, Research, and Public Policy
Nancy Poole
Chapter 13. Boundary Spanning: Knowledge Translation as Feminist Action Research in Virtual Communities of practice
John L. Oliffe
Chapter 14. Design, Methods, and Knowledge Exchange: Connections and Pathways
 
Afterword
 
Author Index
 
Subject Index

Topics of developing adult include death and sexual content which are often of high interest to students but not always easy to work into dissertation projects. This is often due to their view of the numerous ethical issues involved. Oliffe's offers useful insight into the design and conducting of studies on sexual behaviour in which students can reflect on the ethics involved and learn from modern leading research and reflect on their own studies. In turn, I would recommend this book in considering the ethical issues which must be taken into consideration and can be overcome.

Mr Cal Cooper
Division of Psychology, Northampton University
April 19, 2015

I have read this book with great interest and clearly highlights the gender debate within the research process. I find it very useful for postgraduate students.

Mr Michael Bergin
Department of nursing and health sciences, Waterford Institute of Technology
April 10, 2013

This isn't applicable to the courses I teach simply because the focus is much more on gender and sex in health research; rather than gender, sex and health research as separate things.

Dr Lynne Hibberd
Cultural Studies and Humanities, Leeds Metropolitan University
April 25, 2012

Useful for students considering designing their own research and for others to gain a deeper understanding of the complex issues related to gender and the implications of these for researchers. A well written and useful text but not central for most of my students.

Ms Sandy Nelson
Public Health and Primary Care, University of West London
December 8, 2011

Excellent text that is easy to read, supported by clear diagrams and samples of research to facilitate learning. Highly recommended.

Miss Tracey Barnfather
Midwifery Division, Northampton University
October 25, 2011

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