Scientific Standards and Studies of Women: Lack of Adherence to Established Principles by Scientists, Scientific Journals, and Science Writers

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In her book Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women, Faludi describes how a number of reports damaging to women were presented to the public as if they were results of scientific studies but were actually based on either incorrect or unsubstantiated data. At least one of these reports, the now famous "marriage study," involved scientists who did not conform to the rules of the scientific process and have not been held accountable for their actions either by scientific organizations or the media.


Research; Science – Methodology; Women


Gender and Sexuality | Inequality and Stratification | Quantitative, Qualitative, Comparative, and Historical Methodologies


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