The Importance of Samples

The Importance of Samples Sex Roles (2014) 70:357–358 DOI 10.1007/s11199-014-0376-6 EDITORIAL Irene H. Frieze Published online: 4 May 2014 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014 Although we don’t ignore biological differences (see develop an analysis for each ethnic group in the sample. Age Berenbaum et al. 2011; Muehlenhard and Peterson 2011), the must also be considered. There is empirical evidence that mission of Sex Roles is to better understand “the underlying gender beliefs in the U.S. have changed over time (Twenge processes and consequences of gender role socialization, gen- 1997). Thus, the authors may have to form meaningful age dered perceptions and behaviors, and gender stereotypes…” groups in developing theory about how gender beliefs impact the group. Life stage is related to age, but is a separate (, para. 1). Since these all derive from the underlying cultural beliefs, it is essential that any papers consideration. Within a country or even in particular region, published in Sex Roles carefully consider what these university students may be very different from the general underlying beliefs are and how they might relate to the public, even if their ages are similar. In (Frieze et al. 1991), we variables being investigated in the reported research. Theory discuss Sex Roles Springer Journals

The Importance of Samples

Sex Roles , Volume 70 (10) – May 4, 2014

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