6.7 Anticipated Results

Your proposal can also include a short section that details what you expect to find in this study. You might suggest that based on the earlier review of the literature, you anticipate that those identified as boys are more likely to choose toys that are loud, fast, and action-based (e.g., cars, trains) while children identified as girls may prefer toys related to social roles (e.g., doctor’s kit, doll and carriage, etc.). You can also try to explain the implications of your research, should the findings turn out the way you anticipate, such as:

Despite claims that we are becoming less gender-focused in how we rear our children, males and females are still behaving in gender-stereotyped ways as evident in their preference for toys.


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