Sex Differences as a Statistical Variable

Lange-Küttner, Christiane (2017) Sex Differences as a Statistical Variable. In: Gender Differences in Different Contexts. InTech, London, pp. 3-20. ISBN 978-953-51-2906-6

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Gender differences are often seen as either biologically determined, or culturally acquired or conditioned. However, in an age where gender equality is the main target, neither peer reviewers nor students show much interest in gender differences. Moreover, not only do people try to integrate their 'ying' and 'yang' in their personalities, also trans-gender identities are publicly acknowledged, appreciated and respected. Thus, in this chapter, I will argue that we need to downgrade gender differences to a statistical variable that explains variance, sharpens statistical effects and reveals strategies. I am giving examples from my developmental psychology research where the split-sample analysis by gender showed amazing and often unexpected effects.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Theories on Gender differences, Split-sample analysis, Sex differences in visual cognition
Subjects: 100 Philosophy & psychology > 150 Psychology
Department: School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Chris Lange-Kuettner
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2018 08:56
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2018 08:56

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