Thinking Critically About Research on Sex and Gender / Edition 2

Thinking Critically About Research on Sex and Gender / Edition 2

by Paula J. Caplan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0321049292

ISBN-13: 9780321049292

Pub. Date: 08/25/1998

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

"...the fact that some assertion has been accepted as truth does not mean that it is inevitably and forever right. The only way we can make efficient progress is by always questioning the truth of those claims and evaluating both the good and the harm that they might do."

With this powerful mantra underlying every word, Paula and Jeremy Caplan take us into the

Overview

"...the fact that some assertion has been accepted as truth does not mean that it is inevitably and forever right. The only way we can make efficient progress is by always questioning the truth of those claims and evaluating both the good and the harm that they might do."

With this powerful mantra underlying every word, Paula and Jeremy Caplan take us into the complex world of research on sex and gender. They begin by equipping us, their readers, with the critical tools necessary to evaluate scientific claims. We then follow as they lead us through a series of modern-day "truths" posited by researchers of sex and gender. It is a facinating and enlightening journey, one that no reader will return from unchanged.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321049292
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
08/25/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.15(h) x 0.37(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.

2. A Brief Historical Perspective.

3. Using Scientific Method to Study Sex and Gender.

4. Sex Differences in Spatial Abilities.

5. Are Boys Better Than Girls at Math?

6. The Myth of Women's Masochism.

7. Sex Differences in Aggression.

8. Mother-Blame.

9. Do Hormones Make the Woman?

10. Do Females Have Better Verbal Abilities Than Males?

11. Should Women's Relational Abilities Be Called Dependency?

12. Breaking the Cycle of Bias: Becoming an Informed Judge of Research.

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