Designing and Conducting Gender, Sex, and Health Research
- John L. Oliffe - University of British Columbia, Canada
- Lorraine Greaves - British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Designing and Conducting Gender, Sex, and Health Research is an invaluable resource for students undertaking research in health sciences, medicine, nursing, gender studies, women's studies, epidemiology, health policy, psychology, and sociology.
From John L. Oliffe and Lorraine Greaves:
For more information on the Men's Health Research Program at the University of British Columbia, click here.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Excellent text that is easy to read, supported by clear diagrams and samples of research to facilitate learning. Highly recommended.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1 - Why Put Gender and Sex Into Health Research?
Chapter 2 - Sex and Gender: Beyond the Binaries