Teaching “New” Gender Scholarship and Qualitative Inquiry: Connecting Theory, Methods, and Politics

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Abstract

This article describes how qualitative inquiry has become an integral component of a course on the psychology of gender. I first explain the reasons for this integration. These are theoretically driven and centered on fostering students’ understanding of gender scholarship that is not informed by the received view of experimental psychology. I then describe my initial attempts to introduce this “new” gender scholarship while adopting a survey course format that focused on sex/gender comparative research. Finally, I describe the current course content and approach. Students are introduced to qualitative inquiry and its theoretical and philosophical underpinnings, while also learning about the body of knowledge created by the “new” gender scholarship. When sex/gender comparative research is introduced toward the end of the course, students have a good foundation for understanding its limitations.

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