Why and how do you measure sex or gender in your research participants? Are you still using a single binary question (male/female), or do you still add the option “other”? Are you aware of the differences between sex and gender? This blog post provides some hands-on best practices tips for including sex and/or gender in your research and for writing about them in an inclusive way.
This blog was not supposed to be an analysis of contemporary research methodology. Nevertheless, it became one when I discovered how much information we lose in psychology because of one simple question.
As psychologists we wield a lot of power over people: We research them, teach them how to think about themselves and others, and we get to decide whether or not they are ill. Perhaps all this power is justified – after all Psychology is “the study of the mind and behaviour” and the “enterprise” of […]