Why Gendered Science Matters

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    WWHHYY GGEENNDDEERREEDD SSCCIIEENNCCEE MMAATTTTEERRSS  HOW TO INCLUDE GENDER DIMENSION INTO RESEARCH PROJECTS    “It isn’t really necessary to live such a peculiar life as I have, but you see I so love science.” M  ARIE C  URIE   “An empirical science cannot tell anyone what he should do – but rather what he can do – and under certain circum- stances what he wishes to do. It is true that in our sci- ences, personal value-judgments have tended to influence scientific arguments without being explicitly admitted.” M  AX W  EBER    CONTENTS   Acknowledgements  ..................................................... 4 Introduction  .............................................................. 5 What is gender   ............................................. 5 Towards the concept of gendered science  ............ 6 PART I. Background  .............................................. 10 Motivation beyond manual ............................ 10  Methodology applied ................................... 11  Main objectives of this manual........................ 11   PART II. Main strategies for promoting gender equality in science  ........................... 13 PART III. Gender mainstreaming and science policy in European research  .................................. 16 PART IV. Asking the right questions: how to include gender dimension into your research project  .... 21 PART V. Learning by doing: case studies  ..................... 25  Conclusion  .............................................................. 34 References  .............................................................. 35 Annex 1: Brief glossary of gender terms  ......................... 37 Annex 2: Checklist of questions and indicators  ................ 40 [ 3    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS  We would like to express our thanks to Marina Blagojevic, Maca Jogan and Dagmar Lorenz-Meyer for their constructive comments and useful recommendations. 4 ]
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