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Wearing Our Gender Lens in Research Design and Development

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Gender is a variable that is cross-cutting and has a sociocultural impact. It is a concept that deals with the roles and relationships between men and women that are not biological but are determined by several factors such as social, cultural, religious, ethnic, economic and political influences. These roles and relationships played by both gender groups are the key elements that influence the distribution of resources and responsibilities and the power relations between the gender groups. The phrase ‘wearing gender lens in research’ is an informal expression that connotes integrating or mainstreaming a gender perspective during the development, implementation and evaluation of a research. This means that a research with a gender-responsive content will not only identify gender issues (or biases) but will also proffer solutions to them. This chapter therefore, highlights the importance of integrating gender in research and what tools can be used to make a research gender-responsive.

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Odogwu, B.A. (2022). Wearing Our Gender Lens in Research Design and Development. In: Nwaichi, E.O. (eds) Science by Women. Women in Engineering and Science. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-83032-8_6

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