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Dissertation on gender stereotype..ideas please :)

Discussion in 'Professional development' started by amandalawford1991, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. amandalawford1991

    amandalawford1991 New commenter


    I have written my research proposal for my dissertation and am now looking to start making my methods of data collection. The title is - Does gender stereotype effect the choices Reception children make in free play?
    I am planning to do a survey which will go out online (via survey monkey) to parents, a semi structured interview with 2 of the Reception teachers, I will also be doing some sort of observation on the children where 3 activities will be set up in the classroom, (2 gender bias and 1 more neutral) tracking 6 children at a time (for a 15 minute session) to see where they will go. If anyone has ANY and i mean any suggestions, that would be ideal. Including possible interview questions, parent survey options, or even the best way of recording the play observation and some way of showing my data.. that would be amazing! I'm so swamped at the moment I'm really struggling with ideas! Many thanks :)
  2. MelanieSLB

    MelanieSLB New commenter

    I may be wrong, but do you mean "Does gender stereotype Affect the choices Reception children make in free play?"?
    To create the questions for the parents, you need to know what you want to know and how much time you have to look at the answers. I mean, ideally, the answers should be open, but that will take a lot of time to check (i.e. What do your children play with? rather than Do your son/daughter play with dolls?). Make sure you differentiate between sons and daughters in your questions considering your research subject, so if you have multiple choice questions, make sure you provide the option to say non applicable if you target only parents of boys or only parents of girls.
    Obviously, in the survey, you need to ask the parents if they have sons or daughters and how many of each. If they have sons and daughters, you should include questions about how they interact.
    Hope this helps.
  3. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    Studies done on this support the theory that peer pressure has a lot to do with gender stereotyping and free play, so you might want to consider this aspect.

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