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Five factors that need to be considered for responsible communication of research on sex/gender and the brain

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WHY THIS MATTERS

Outdated and exaggerated claims about sex/gender and the brain are far too common

Problems often start with a disconnect between the strength and nature of research findings and the impression created by a narrative. 

The risks are growing as a result of mandates to use sex as a biological variable in relevant research and an emphasis on ‘impact’ as a measure of research(er) success.

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Note

 The guidelines are drawn from Robert P. Abelson’s MAGIC framework for organising a principled argument from quantitative evidence (Abelson, R. P. Statistics as principled argument, 1995, Hillsdale). 

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