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Designing and Conducting Gender, Sex, and Health Research

Designing and Conducting Gender, Sex, and Health Research

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May 2012 | 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.
About the Editors and Contributors
Part I. Context & Concepts
Lorraine Greaves
Chapter 1. Why Put Gender and Sex Into Health Research?
Part II. Design
Joy L. Johnson and Robin Repta
Chapter 2. Sex and Gender: Beyond the Binaries
Joy L. Johnson, Robin Repta and Shirin Kalyan
Chapter 3. Implications of Sex and Gender for Health Research: From Concepts to Study Design
Pamela A. Ratner and Richard G. Sawatzky
Chapter 4. Approaches to the Measurement of Gender
Gillian Einstein
Chapter 5. Measuring Biological Sex
Part III: Sex and Gender Research
Cathy Chabot and Jeannie Shoveller
Chapter 6. Fieldwork: Observations and Interviews
Rebecca J. Haines-Saah and John L. Oliffe
Chapter 7. Visual Methods in Gender and Health Research
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
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

John Oliffe, PhD, MEd, RN

Dr. John Oliffe is an Associate Professor at the School of Nursing, University of British Columbia. Focusing on masculinities as they pertain to men's health and illness, his men's health research encompasses diverse issues including prostate cancer, smoking patterns in men, men's depression and suicide, and other health promotion initiatives. His studies address the tripartite of men's health research issues - empirical, methodological, and theoretical. Moreover, his contributions include applications of qualitative methods and descriptive findings as interventions addressing gender and health issues. His findings are featured in over 200... More About Author

Lorraine J. Greaves

Lorraine Greaves is a senior investigator with the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, and a clinical professor in the School of Population and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia. She has a doctorate in medical sociology from Monash University and has published widely on a range of women’s health issues and the integration of gender and women’s health into program, policy, and practice. Her special areas of research interests focus on women, substance use, trauma, and violence. Her extensive research on women, gender, and tobacco use and policy has influenced national and international... More About Author

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