moving on to the chapter-2, I would like to say about the sex differences is
that the only thing that makes men and women most different is their physical bodies.
Traits do not differentiate men and women. All the genders have the same traits.
As we talked about in the class that women seem to discuss more than men
because they have verbal centres on both sides of brain while men only have one
on the left side. Women are more emotional than men because they have a higher
density of neural connections in the brain.
a biology major, I would like to say that I really liked this CH-2 studying Sex
and Gender because it had talked about so far about researches and sampling
that you need to know for working in a stat lab. As I start reading the chapter
they talked about maximalist approach which is the tendency to emphasize
differences between members of the different sex groups, and view them as
qualitatively different. On the other hand, minimalist approach is the tendency
to emphasize similarities between members of the different sex group. In the
class we discussed what quantitative methods and techniques are? In the
chapter, there were examples given such as experimental, ex post facto, Quasi-experimental
(person-by-treatment) and correlational. The qualitative methods included case
studies, interviews, focus groups, narrative research and ethnography. In the
middle of the chapter I read how Meta-Analysis tell us about sex differences. A
meta-analysis is a Quantitative technique for analyze a large collection of
results from individual studies for the purpose of integrating the research
findings. In Meta-analysis, the unit of analysis is typically an affect size,
which is measure of the magnitude and direction of a difference between groups
or of the strength of a relationship between variables. At the end, I would
just like to include that I took the course called “Sexuality in religious
context”, where I learnt how religion and socialization contributes to traditional
gender stereotypes, in the bible it said that how the first human is Adam(male)
and on the other hand, Eve (female) showed as the property of Adam. It was a
male dominating society, people who pray more often are more likely to accept
this traditional view of gender roles.