"The Effects of Experimenter Gender on Gender Role Attitudes"
Sofia Martinez, Victoria Moncion & Amanda Chappell  ~ Faculty Mentor: Jeffrey Willner 
Center for Gender Studies Poster Forum ~ 4:30 to 5:30pm ~ Heth 022
"Within the field of psychology, there is rising concern about the ability to replicate results. Most researchers fail to include the gender of the experimenter when describing the methods of their study. However, the gender of the experimenters may not only influence the reactions of the participants within the experiment but also may be a reason why there are replication problems within the field. In the current study, college-aged participants will complete an online study. The participants will view an informed consent page which will include a picture and the names of either two male researchers, two female researchers, or one male and one female researcher. Then, participants will complete three surveys. The main survey of interest will assess attitudes towards gender role stereotypes. However, participants will also complete surveys on their health perceptions and music preferences. It is expected that for gender stereotypes, males will report more conservative and traditional attitudes than females. Male experimenters may produce more traditional gender stereotypes for both male and female participants. Lastly, it is expected that male participants will report less traditional attitudes when they believe the study is conducted by a female but female participants will report more traditional attitudes when they believe the study is conducted by a male. This study is the first to assess whether participants may be influenced by the gender of the experimenter in an online format."
                                    Keywords: experimenter gender, experimenter effects, sex-role attitudes.
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