ERIC Number: ED216442
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Androcentric Bias in the Educational Administration Quarterly.
Shakeshaft, Charol; Hanson, Marjorie
To explore androcentric bias in the "Educational Administration Quarterly" (EAQ), researchers performed a content analysis of 90 articles from ten volumes of the EAQ (1970-1979). An initial demographic analysis of the articles looked at the author's gender, article focus, and use of sexist language. The researchers then examined five aspects (comprising 19 variables) of each of the articles: (1) research problem selection and formulation, including such variables as the article's conceptualization of roles, the significance of the problem for women, and the exploration of gender as a variable; (2) review of previous research, including the gender of authors reviewed; (3) specification of the population and sample selection, involving the gender balance of samples and the justification of sample imbalance; (4) validity of methods and instruments, concerning sex-biased research instruments and surveys and interviewer-interviewee genders; and (5) interpretation of results, including generalization to gender groups and explanations of gender differences. The results of the analysis indicate that androcentric bias exists in all phases of research reported in the ten EAQ volumes. A copy of the data collection instrument is appended. (Author/RW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Educational Administration Quarterly
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).