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Gender Differences in the Experience of Higher Education: quantitative and qualitative approaches

Richardson, John T. E. and King, Estelle (1991). Gender Differences in the Experience of Higher Education: quantitative and qualitative approaches. Educational Psychology, 11(3-4) pp. 363–382.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1080/0144341910110311
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Abstract

This paper reviews the evidence for differences between men and women in their experience of higher education. It is generally agreed that students manifest a number of different approaches to learning, and these have been operationalised in terms of quantitative measures derived from responses to formal questionnaires. Nevertheless, there is little consistent or valid evidence for gender differences in the responses to these instruments. Other researchers have used qualitative methodologies in order to identify different stages of intellectual development among students in higher education. Their findings indicate the existence of parallel, but distinct developmental schemes in male and female students.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 0144-3410
Academic Unit/School: Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 49804
Depositing User: John T. E. Richardson
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2017 12:21
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:52
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/49804
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