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Feminist Research Methodology

Feminist Research Methodology

Making Meanings of Meaning-Making

  • Author: Maithree Wickramasinghe
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135259577
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 224
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This book focuses on feminist research methodology, exploring and analysing its constituting methods, theory, ontology, epistemology, ethics and politics, and research issues relating to women, gender and feminism in Sri Lanka. The book examines ways of meaning-making for the political, ideological and ethical purposes of promoting individual and social change, and constructs an example of feminist research praxis. Using this South Asian country as a case study, the author looks at the means by which researchers in this field inhabit, engage with and represent the multiple realities of women and society in Sri Lanka. In analysing what constitutes feminist research methodology in a transitional country, the book links local research practices with Western feminist approaches, taking into account the commonalities, distinctions and specificities of working in a South Asian context. Engaging with and re-conceptualising three traditionally different types of research - women’s studies, gender studies and feminist studies - from a methodological perspective, Feminist Research Methodology provides a framework for researching feminist issues. Applicable at both a local and global level, this original methodological framework will be of value to researchers working in any context.

Feminist Research in Theory and Practice

Feminist Research in Theory and Practice

  • Author: Gayle Letherby
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • ISBN: 0335226167
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 207
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This is a clear and accessible exploration of feminist method, methodology and epistemology. After situating herself and her work, Gayle Letherby charts the debates concerned with the epistemological, political and practical issues involved in doing feminist research, and places the debates within a wider consideration of the status of knowledge. The main focus of the book is then the particular and practical issues for feminist researchers.

Feminist research methods

Feminist research methods

exemplary readings in the social sciences

  • Author: Joyce McCarl Nielsen
  • Publisher: Westview Pr
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 262
  • View: 3154
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Over the last decade feminist research methods have affected the nature of research in all the social and natural sciences. This is the first book to offer a practical guide to conducting research informed by feminist methods. A far-reaching introduction discusses issues in the philosophy of science, history of science, and sociology of knowledge that are fundamental to understanding the nature of scientific method and the role of feminist scholarship. The major portion of the book comprises readings that present feminist commentary on methods and that serve as exemplars of particular methods, such as oral history and feminist synthesism.

Debates and Issues in Feminist Research and Pedagogy

Debates and Issues in Feminist Research and Pedagogy

A Reader

  • Author: Janet Holland,Maud Blair,Sue Sheldon
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters
  • ISBN: 9781853592515
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 317
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The articles in this book engage with practical issues relating to teaching and research. The way in which gender and education is theorized is currently in a period of profound change, and this presents a major challenge to feminist teachers who want to translate explanations for gender relations into transformative action in the classroom. Several of the authors in this collection consider the possibilities and practicalities of transformative feminist pedagogies, identifying the "pedagogic moments" into which challenge and change can be introduced, without distorting or denying the students' experience. Another section contains articles which present the results of classroom research, dealing with issues of class, gender, "race" and sexuality. We can see from the results of these recent studies that class, "race" and gender continue to position students differently throughout the whole school and the entire curriculum. Research on teacher education reported here indicates that gender differences are produced and reproduced in that context. A final section of the book deals with the ongoing and lively debate on feminist methodology and epistemology, indicating the variety of approaches and positions that are being taken up in this area.

Ethical Dilemmas in Feminist Research

Ethical Dilemmas in Feminist Research

The Politics of Location, Interpretation, and Publication

  • Author: Gesa Kirsch
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791442104
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 133
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Proposes feminist research principles to assist in making informed decisions to address ethical dilemmas that arise in research and teaching.

Feminist Research Practice: A Primer

Feminist Research Practice: A Primer

A Primer

  • Author: Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber,Patricia Lina Leavy
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 0761928928
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 371
  • View: 2892
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Feminist Research Practice: A Primer provides a unique, hands-on approach to exploring a range of feminist perspectives of the research process in order to bridge the divide between theory and research methods. Editors Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber and Patricia Lina Leavy engage students with a clear and concise writing style and in-depth examples of a range of research methods from ethnography, oral history, focus groups, and content analysis to interviewing and survey research.

Feminist Research Practice

Feminist Research Practice

A Primer

  • Author: Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1483315673
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 456
  • View: 9905
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The fully revised and updated Second Edition of Feminist Research Practice: A Primer, edited by Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber, draws on the expertise of a stellar group of interdisciplinary scholars who cover cutting-edge research methods and explore research questions related to the complex and diverse issues that deeply impact women’s lives. This text offers a unique hands-on approach to research by featuring engaging and relevant exercises as well as behind-the-scenes glimpses of feminist researchers at work. The in-depth examples cover the range of research questions that feminists engage with, including issues of gender inequality, violence against women, body image issues, and the discrimination of other marginalized groups. Written in a clear, concise manner that invites students to explore and practice a wide range of research, the Second Edition offers seven new chapters that reflect the latest scholarship in the field, a stronger focus on ethics, new examples that bring concepts to life, effective learning tools, and more.

Feminist Methodologies for Critical Researchers

Feminist Methodologies for Critical Researchers

Bridging Differences

  • Author: Joey Sprague
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1442218738
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 302
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The second edition features the latest critical scholarship and fresh examples, while providing an excellent overview of both quantitative and qualitative methods. Showing the links between methodology and epistemology, the book highlights the power of research to make a difference and offers practical suggestions for researchers across disciplines.

Liberating Method

Liberating Method

Feminism and Social Research

  • Author: Marjorie L. DeVault
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • ISBN: 9781566396981
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 275
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Feminist scholars and those inspired by other liberatory movements have raised profound questions about the standard practices of social research. Arguing that established methods too often ignore and obfuscate social oppression, they search for approaches that will more adequately represent marginalized groups and the social processes that organize their lives.Liberating Methodcharts one researcher's view of this project as Marjorie L. DeVault, one of the leading practitioners and teachers of feminist methodology, examines in her collection of new and previously published essays the dimensions of feminist research. DeVault believes in "writing carefully," that is with care (precision) and caring (empathy). In addition to essays on how women write, are silenced, and can speak up, she includes an autobiographical sketch, a discussion of "the self as resource," and a section on what she calls "excavation," or the work of recovering unrecognized or suppressed aspects of women's experience. She explores the sources and meanings of feminist methodology, the strategies of reflexive analysis, and the issues that arise when writing and teaching feminist research. Committed to a feminism attentive to oppressions that operate simultaneously with gender, DeVault considers exclusions and distortions in feminist research and strategies for building more inclusive approaches. Including a closing essay that presents "practical advice" for oppositional researchers,Liberating Methodreflects DeVault's conviction that feminist insights can and should contribute to a sounder, more rigorous social science. Author note:Marjorie L. DeVaultis author of the feminist classicFeeding the Family: The Social Organization of Caring as Gendered Work. She is Associate Professor of Sociology and a member of the Women's Studies Program at Syracuse University.

Handbook of Feminist Research

Handbook of Feminist Research

Theory and Praxis

  • Author: Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1412980593
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 764
  • View: 8752
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The second edition of the Handbook of Feminist Research: Theory and Praxis, presents both a theoretical and practical approach to conducting social science research on, for, and about women. The Handbook enables readers to develop an understanding of feminist research by introducing a range of feminist epistemologies, methodologies, and methods that have had a significant impact on feminist research practice and women's studies scholarship. The Handbook continues to provide a set of clearly defined research concepts that are devoid of as much technical language as possible. It continues to engage readers with cutting edge debates in the field as well as the practical applications and issues for those whose research affects social policy and social change. It also expands on the wealth of interdisciplinary understanding of feminist research praxis that is grounded in a tight link between epistemology, methodology and method. The second edition of this Handbook will provide researchers with the tools for excavating subjugated knowledge on women's lives and the lives of other marginalized groups with the goals of empowerment and social change.