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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 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: 4440
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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.

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
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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.

Feminist Research Practice

Feminist Research Practice

A Primer

  • Author: Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1483315673
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 456
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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 Methodology

Feminist Methodology

Challenges and Choices

  • Author: Caroline Ramazanoglu,Janet Holland
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446235114
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 196
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`An accessible, clearly explained review of difficult concepts within this arena as well as relevant debates. Its strengths are in outlining possible considerations that need to be taken into account when making methodological choices. It also clearly explains how these choices impact knowledge production. This book would undoubtedly be of considerable use to anyone seeking to understand and get to grips with feminist methodological issues' - Feminism and Psychology Who would be a feminist now? Contemporary 'political realism' suggests that the essentials of the battle have already been won, and the current generation of women entering University is used to seeing feminism presented as 'old fashioned', 'extreme' and 'unrealistic'. Challenging such assumptions, this important new book argues for the value of empirical investigations of gendered life, and brings together the theoretical, political and practical aspects of feminist methodology. Feminist Methodology - demonstrates how feminist approaches to methodology engage with debates in western philosophy to raise critical questions about knowledge production - shows that feminist methodology has a distinctive place in social research - guides the reader through the terrain of feminist methodology and clarifies how feminists can claim knowledge of gendered social existence - connects abstract issues of theory with issues in fieldwork practice. This timely and accessible book will be an essential resource for students in women's studies, gender studies, sociology, cultural studies, social anthropology and feminist psychology.

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.

Promiscuous Feminist Methodologies in Education

Promiscuous Feminist Methodologies in Education

Engaging Research Beyond Gender

  • Author: Sara M Childers,Stephanie L Daza,Jeong-eun Rhee
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317609956
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 128
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The book marks the circulation of the term "promiscuous feminist methodology" and registers its salience for educational researchers who risk blundering feminist theories and methodologies in chaotic and unbridled ways. The sexism embedded in language is what makes the notion of promiscuous "feminists gone wild" tantalizing, though what the book puts forth is how the messy practice of inquiry transgresses any imposed boundaries or assumptions about what counts as research and feminism. What can researchers do when we realize that theories are not quite enough to respond to our material experiences with people, places, practices, and policies becoming data? As a collection, the book provides how various theories researchers put to work "get dirty" as they are contaminated and re-appropriated by other ways of thinking and doing through (con)texts of messy practices. In this way, gender cannot simply be gender and promiscuous feminist methodologies are always in-the-making and already ahead of what we think they are. This book was originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education.

Theories and Methodologies in Postgraduate Feminist Research

Theories and Methodologies in Postgraduate Feminist Research

Researching Differently

  • Author: Rosemarie Buikema,Gabriele Griffin,Nina Lykke
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136728430
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 310
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This volume centers on theories and methodologies for postgraduate feminist researchers engaged in interdisciplinary research, in a context of increasing globalization, giving special attention to cutting-edge approaches at the borders between humanities and social sciences and specific discipline-transgressing fields such as feminist technoscience studies.

Just Methods

Just Methods

An Interdisciplinary Feminist Reader

  • Author: Alison M. Jaggar
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317264754
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 528
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The supplemented edition of this important reader includes a substantive new introduction by the author on the changing nature of feminist methodology. It takes into account the implications of a major new study included for this first time in this book on poverty and gender (in)equality, and it includes an article discussing the ways in which this study was conducted using the research methods put forward by the first edition. This article begins by explaining why a new and better poverty metric is needed and why developing such a metric requires an alternative methodological approach inspired by feminism. Feminist research is a growing tradition of inquiry that aims to produce knowledge not biased by inequitable assumptions about gender and related categories such as class, race, religion, sexuality, and nationality."Just Methods" is designed for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in a range of disciplines. Rather than being concerned with particular techniques of inquiry, the interdisciplinary readings in this book address broad questions of research methodology. They are designed to help researchers think critically and constructively about the epistemological and ethical implications of various approaches to research selection and research design, evidence-gathering techniques, and publication of results.A key theme running through the readings is the complex interrelationship between social power and inequality on the one hand and the production of knowledge on the other. A second and related theme is the inseparability of research projects and methodologies from ethical and political values."

Beyond Methodology

Beyond Methodology

Feminist Scholarship as Lived Research

  • Author: Mary Margaret Fonow
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 9780253206299
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 310
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"A stellar cast of authors discuss and describe feminist research, reflecting the state of feminist discourse in sociology.... its high quality makes it a must in sociology and women's studies collections." —Choice "... empowering... thought-provoking... " —Gender & Society "... a valuable addition to the literature on feminism and method that reveals important discrepancies and shared themes in its chapters." —Contemporary Sociology In this interdisciplinary collection of articles by internationally recognized feminist scholars, the authors examine efforts to apply feminist principles to the research act. Each stage of the research process is examined, from sampling techniques to mass media packaging and marketing of feminist research. The essays address both abstract philosophical questions and the more practical ways theories are translated into feminist inquiry.

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
  • View: 4743
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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 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.

Feminism Counts

Feminism Counts

Quantitative Methods and Researching Gender

  • Author: Christina Hughes,Rachel Lara Cohen
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317986229
  • Category: History
  • Page: 96
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This is an important and timely text that provides a unique overview of contemporary quantitative approaches to gender research. The contributors are internationally recognised researchers from the UK, USA and Sweden who occupy a range of disciplinary locations, including historical demography, sociology and policy studies. Their research includes explorations of heterosexual and same sex violence, media responses to feminist research, data sources for the study of equalities, approaches for analysing global and local demographic change and intersectional concerns in respect of work and employment. Through detailed, sophisticated and thoughtful considerations of the place of quantification within gender studies, and the place of feminist approaches to quantification, each contributor overturns the stereotype that quantitative research is antithetical to feminism by demonstrating its importance for challenging continuing global inequalities associated with gendered outcomes. An introductory chapter illustrates the significance of geography and discipline in the take-up of methodological preferences. Feminism Counts: Quantitative Methods and Researching Gender makes an important contribution to the ways in which feminists respond to contemporary methodological and interdisciplinary challenges, and is essential reading for all research students in gender studies. This book was originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of Social Research Methodology.

Researching War

Researching War

Feminist Methods, Ethics and Politics

  • Author: Annick T. R. Wibben
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 131741831X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 264
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Researching War provides a unique overview of varied feminist contributions to the study of war through case studies from around the world. Written by well-respected scholars, each chapter explicitly showcases the role of feminist methodological, ethical and political commitments in the research process. Designed to be useful for teaching also, the book provides insight into feminist research practices for students and scholars wanting to further their understanding what it means to study war (and other issues) from a feminist perspective. To this end, every author follows a four-part structure in the presentation of their case study: outlining a research puzzle, explaining the chosen approach, describing the findings and, finally, offering a reflection on the feminist commitments that guided the research. This book: Provides a multi-disciplinary perspective on war by drawing on disciplines such as anthropology, history, literature, peace research, postcolonial theory, queer studies, security studies, and women’s studies; Showcases a multiplicity of experiences with war and violence, emphasizing everyday experiences of war and violence with accounts from around the world; Challenges stereotypical accounts of women, violence, and war by pointing to contradictions and unexpected continuities as well as unexpected findings made possible by adopting a feminist perspective; Teases out linkages between various forms of political violence (against women, but increasingly also by women); Discusses theoretical and methodological innovation in feminist research on war. This book will be essential reading for advanced students and scholars of Security Studies, Gender and Conflict, Women and War, Feminist International Relations and Research Methods.

Feminist Methods in Social Research

Feminist Methods in Social Research

  • Author: Shulamit Reinharz,Lynn Davidman
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780195073867
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 413
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Examining the wide range of feminist research methods, Shulamit Reinharz explains the relationship between feminism and methodology, and challenges existing stereotypes. Concluding that there is no one correct feminist method, but rather a variety of perspectives, Reinharz argues that this diversity of methods has been of great value to feminist scholarship. With an extensive bibliography cataloguing the important work accomplished over the last two decades, Feminist Methods in Social Research is an essential resource for students of sociology and women's studies.Chapters Cover: Feminist Ethnography; Feminist Survey Research and Other Statistical Research; Feminist Experimental Research; Feminist Cross-Cultural Research; Feminist Oral History; Feminist Content Analysis; Feminist Case Studies; Feminist Action Research and Feminist Multiple Methods Research

Feminist Inquiry

Feminist Inquiry

From Political Conviction to Methodological Innovation

  • Author: M. E. Hawkesworth
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • ISBN: 0813537053
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 286
  • View: 7832
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Over the past three decades, feminist scholars have rocked the foundation of academia by challenging long-established beliefs, contesting dominant research paradigms, and identifying new strategies of analysis. How are we to understand these feminist interventions? Do they capture a truth about race and gender that mainstream scholarship has missed? Do they provide important insights into the politics of knowledge? How do feminist uses of traditional research methods differ from their deployment by nonfeminist scholars? What is distinctive and innovative about feminist research? Feminist Inquiry provides scholars and students with a comprehensive guide to methodological issues within feminist scholarship. Mary Hawkesworth presents lucid introductions to key philosophical debates about the nature of knowledge, an original account of feminist scholarship's contributions to these debates, and a sophisticated assessment of the analytical tools that feminist scholars have created to improve understandings of the world. Drawing upon contentious debates concerning the incidence of rape, public support for reproductive rights, affirmative action, and welfare reform, Hawkesworth demonstrates how seemingly abstract questions about the nature of knowledge have palpable effects on the lives of contemporary women and men. Feminist Inquiry makes epistemological debates--previously the exclusive preserve of philosophers--accessible to a wider audience, and demonstrates the practical and academic importance of these issues.

Research Methodology

Research Methodology

A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners

  • Author: Ranjit Kumar
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9781412911948
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 332
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As with the first the Second Edition of Research Methodology is designed specifically for students with no previous experience or knowledge of research and research methodology. The practical step-by-step approach provides students with strong content and a conceptual framework. Discussions relating to concepts and theory range from simple to complex in their approach. This clear and concise text links theory with eight practical steps central to any research process. It focuses on developing research skills by providing practical examples from both qualitative and quantitative research for a balanced and comprehensive grounding in research methodology. Some of the major research areas covered by the book are: - types of research - formulating a research problem - reviewing literature - research and study designs - methods of data collection - types of validity - the concept of sampling - analysis of data - writing a research proposal - ethical considerations concerning research participants - writing a research report - research methodology and practice evaluation

Rhetorica in Motion

Rhetorica in Motion

Feminist Rhetorical Methods and Methodologies

  • Author: Eileen E Schell,K. J. Rawson
  • Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre
  • ISBN: 0822973677
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 172
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Rhetorica in Motion is the first collected work to investigate feminist rhetorical research methods in both contemporary and historical contexts. The contributors analyze the decision-making processes and methodologies employed in deciphering the origins, meanings, theories, workings, and manifestations of feminist rhetoric. The volume examines familiar themes, such as archival, literary, and online research, but also looks to other areas of rhetoric, such as disability studies; gerontology/aging studies; Latina/o, queer, and transgender studies; performance studies; and transnational feminisms in both the United States and larger geopolitical spaces. Rhetorica in Motion incorporates previous views of feminist research, outlines a set of principles that guides current methods, and develops models for undertaking future inquiry, including working as individuals or balancing the dynamics of group research. The text explores how feminist research embodies what has come before and reflects what researchers, institutions, and instructors bring to it and what it brings to them. Underlying the discovery of this volume is the understanding that feminist rhetoric is in constant motion in a dynamic that resists definition.

Feminist Evaluation and Research

Feminist Evaluation and Research

Theory and Practice

  • Author: Sharon Brisolara,Denise Seigart,Saumitra SenGupta
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications
  • ISBN: 1462515207
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 368
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This thought-provoking book explores the 'whats,' 'whys,' and 'hows' of integrating feminist theory and methods into applied research and evaluation practice. Illustrative cases drawn from U.S. and international studies address a range of social and health issues. The book provides an overview of feminist theory and research strategies as well as detailed discussions of how to use a feminist lens, practical steps and challenges in implementation, and what feminist methods contribute to research and evaluation projects. Reflections at the close of each section invite the reader to consider key questions and common themes across the chapters. With a focus on social justice models, the book covers ways to conduct feminist research and evaluation in effective, innovative, and culturally competent ways in diverse social and cultural contexts.

The Effects of Feminist Approaches on Research Methodologies

The Effects of Feminist Approaches on Research Methodologies

  • Author: Margaret Lowe Benston,Calgary Institute for the Humanities
  • Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • ISBN: 0889209863
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 259
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Papers presented at a conference held on Jan. 22-24, 1987, at the University of Calgary.