ERIC Number: ED250395
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Female Voice in Measurement and Methodology.
Scheuneman, Janice Dowd
In this paper, a parallel is drawn between the sex differences in moral reasoning suggested by Gilligan (1982) and a masculine and a feminine approach to measurement and statistics. A masculine approach could be seen to focus on the application of the rules of mathematics and statistics to measurement problems in ways which rational observers would agree are appropriate. The female approach would be to focus on the limitations of the rules and the context in which they are applied. Examples from the areas of test and items bias are provided. The conclusion is that both modes of thought are necessary for the performance of sound research. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).