Basic ProofPilot Demographics Terminology: Gender vs Sex

As of October 18th, 2017, the default ProofPilot demographic questionnaires will update our language from the terminology “Sex” to “Gender.” This is a more inclusive term. Users may still select traditional options such as Male and Female.

From Wikipedia, “The distinction between sex and gender differentiates sex (the anatomy of an individual’s reproductive system, and secondary sex characteristics) from gender, which can refer to either social roles based on the sex of the person (gender role) or personal identification of one’s own gender based on an internal awareness”

Study designers may continue to ask additional questions in custom surveys and modify study tasks as they see fit.