Gender sensitive research in a Chinese community

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JournalAsian Social Work and Policy Review
DateE-pub ahead of print - 7 Jan 2016
DatePublished (current) - 23 Feb 2016
Issue number1
Number of pages13
Pages (from-to)90-102
Early online date7/01/16
Original languageEnglish


The aim of this article is to foster an awareness of the need for gender-sensitive research in the context of the methodological and ethical challenges posed by such research. We trace the development of gender sensitivity and masculinity in social work practice and research and connect this to an overview of the issues posed by research on sensitive topics. Reflecting on a research project involving Chinese male sexual abuse survivors, we draw conclusions illustrating and
proposing a range of methodological practices and ethical safeguards. We underscore the importance of gender-sensitivity in performing research on sensitive topics with men in a Chinese community.

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    Research areas

  • gender-sensitivity; masculinity; research ethics; sensitive research; sexual abuse

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