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Using Statistics Means You’re ‘Silencing Women’s Voices’

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Shop all books by Tom Woods From the Tom Woods Letter: It turns out that feminists don’t like quantitative research — you know, the kind where you gather and assess objective data. A fine gentleman in my private Facebook group brought to my attention a gem from a textbook called Social Research Methods. Here are excerpts from the section called “Feminism and Quantitative Research,” followed by my commentary on each. “Quantitative research suppresses the voices of women either by ignoring them or submerging them in a torrent of facts and statistics.” My commentary: This is insane. “The criteria of valid knowledge associated with quantitative research are ones that turn women, when they are the focus of research, into objects.

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From the Tom Woods Letter:

It turns out that feminists don’t like quantitative research — you know, the kind where you gather and assess objective data.

A fine gentleman in my private Facebook group brought to my attention a gem from a textbook called Social Research Methods.

Here are excerpts from the section called “Feminism and Quantitative Research,” followed by my commentary on each.

“Quantitative research suppresses the voices of women either by ignoring them or submerging them in a torrent of facts and statistics.”

My commentary: This is insane.

“The criteria of valid knowledge associated with quantitative research are ones that turn women, when they are the focus of research, into objects. This means that women are again subjected to exploitation, in that knowledge and experience are extracted from them with nothing in return.”

My commentary: This is insane.

“The emphasis on controlling variables exacerbates this last problem, and indeed the very idea of control is viewed as a masculine approach.”

My commentary: This is insane.

“The use of predetermined categories in quantitative research results in an emphasis on what is already known and consequently in ‘the silencing of women’s own voices.'”

My commentary: This is insane.

This kind of gobbledygook is actually taught in real-live universities.

Using Statistics Means You’re ‘Silencing Women’s Voices’My dashboard university, Liberty Classroom, on the other hand, is the opposite of this.

It is like a ten-megaton bomb to stuff like this.

Normal people teaching real history and economics. Zero leftist jargon. Takes a sledgehammer to political correctness. Cures educational malpractice.

See you there:

http://www.LibertyClassroom.com

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