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Article Review: "Women, men, and all the other categories: Psychologies for theorizing human diversity"

"Women, men, and all the other categories:
Psychologies for theorizing human diversity"
By: Eva Magnusson
Nordic Psychology 2011, Vol. 63(2), 88-114

1) What are the independent variables? How are the subjects or data grouped? (Note: Variable data is data that is manipulated to determine its causal effect on some set of dependent variables)
2) What are the dependent variables? What is measured?
3) What was the question the researchers were trying to find out information about?
e) What did they find?
f) What did you find interesting about this article?

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Remember, I cannot answer these issues directly. I can only give you the building blocks to make your own answer.

What are the independent variables (how are the subjects or data grouped)
(Variable that is manipulated to determine its causal effect on the dependent variable)
c) What are the dependent variables (what is measured)
(Variable that is measured; it is affected by (or dependent on) the independent variable.
d) What was the question the researchers were trying to find out information about.
e) What did they find.
f) What did you find interesting about this article.

The article is fairly clear and straightforward.

The article itself is about method. Hence, it is not an experiment, but rather a theory about building experiments and the variables that go into them.

The main thesis is that neutrality is a myth and everyone has a bias and an agenda.
This is the nature of the question: to what extent is it even possible to exclude all bias from psychological research. If the very variables we use are borrowed from the broader society (media, government, etc) then these variables are never scientific, but always socially defined and negotiated.

The dependent variable is the discipline of psychology and the building of ...

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The psychologies for theorizing human diversity are determined. The independent variables to determine the casual effects on some sets of dependent variables are determined.

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