Feminist Methods in Social Research

Author: Shulamit Reinharz
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195073867
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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 Methodologies for Critical Researchers

Author: Joey Sprague
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442218738
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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.

Feminist Perspectives on Social Research

Author: Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195158113
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As feminist scholarship has developed, it has become increasingly evident that the practice of feminist research is interdisciplinary. Yet there are very few books that address the methodological and theoretical issues raised in doing feminist research from an interdisciplinary standpoint. Feminist Perspectives on Social Research addresses this need by focusing on the theory and research methods that feminist scholars use to study women and gender from the humanities and social and behavioural science perspectives.Contents:Part 1: Methods, Methodology, Epistemology Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber, Patricia Leavy, and Michelle L. Yaiser: Feminist Approaches to Research as a Process: Reconceptualizing Epistemology, Methodology and Method Dorothy Smith: Women's Perspectives as Radical Critique of Sociology Sandra Harding: Rethinking Standpoint Epistemology: What Is Strong Objectivity? Kum-Kum Bhavnani: Tracing the Contours: Feminist Research and Feminist Objectivity Joey Sprague and Diane Kobrynowicz: A Feminist Epistemology Part 2: Strategies on Issues of Race, Class, Gender, and SexualitySharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber and Michelle L. Yaiser: Difference Matters: Studying Across Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality Lynn Weber: A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality Diane Reay: Rethinking Social Class: Qualitative Perspectives on Class and Gender Shirley Hill and Joey Sprague: Parenting in Black and White Families: The Interaction of Gender with Race and Class Sandra Harding: Can Men Be Subjects of Feminist Thought? Kathleen Weston: Fieldwork in Lesbian and Gay Communities Part 3: Applications and MethodsSharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber, Denise Leckenby, and Michelle L. Yaiser: How Feminists Practice Social Research Marjorie DeVault: Talking and Listening from Women's Standpoint: Feminist Strategies for Interviewing and Analysis Kristin Anderson and Debra Umberson: Gendering Violence: Masculinity and Power in Men's Accounts of Domestic Violence Sue Wilkinson: Focus Groups: A Feminist Method Jocelyn Hollander: Vulnerability and Dangerousness: The Construction of Gender through Conversation about Violence Janet Saltzman Chafetz: Some Thoughts by an 'Unrepentant Positivist' Who Considers Herself a Feminist Nonetheless Maxine Thompson and Verna Keith: The Blacker the Berry: Gender, Skin Tone, Self-Esteem, and Self-Efficacy Laura Madson: Inferences Regarding the Personality Traits and Sexual Orientaton of Physically Androgynous People Nancy Naples: The Outsider Phenomenon Mimi Schippers: The Social Organization of Sexuality and Gender in Alternative Hard Rock: An Analysis of Intersectionality Susan Geiger: What's So Feminist About Women's Oral History? Antoinette Errante: But Sometimes You're Not Part of the Story: Oral Histories and Ways of Remembering and TellingIndex

Handbook of Feminist Research

Author: Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412980593
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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.

Theory and Methods in Social Research

Author: Bridget Somekh
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446246320
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This new edition provides a scholarly and readable introduction to all the key qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and methods, enabling postgraduate and masters-level students and new researchers to reflect on which ones suit their needs and to receive guidance on how to find out more. With chapters written by experienced research practitioners, this second edition has been extensively expanded and updated. There are seven completely new chapters, as well as: - new material on literature reviews - a new introduction to quantitative methods - an expanded glossary - Weblinks with free access to a wide range of peer-reviewed journal articles - an annotated bibliography with conversational notes from authors in each chapter. This book will act as your 'expert friend' throughout your research project, providing advice, explaining key concepts and the implications for your research design, and illustrating these with examples of real research studies.

Feminist Methodology

Author: Caroline Ramazanoglu
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446235114
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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 research methods

Author: Joyce McCarl Nielsen
Publisher: Westview Pr
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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.

Doing Feminist Research in Political and Social Science

Author: Brooke Ackerly
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137054425
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This extremely innovative interdisciplinary text guides the reader through the research process from research design through to analysis and presentation while at the same time introducing the range of debates, challenges and tools that feminists use in their research around the world.

Feminist Measures in Survey Research

Author: Catherine E. Harnois
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412988357
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Feminist Measures in Survey Research book offers a new approach for doing quantitative feminist research, demonstrating how a feminist perspective can inform virtually every aspect of the research process, from survey design, to statistical modeling, to the theoretical frameworks used to interpret results. Catherine E. Harnois makes feminist theory, particularly multiracial feminist theory, accessible and relevant to survey researchers. She assists students and researchers in incorporating these theories into survey design and analysis and shows how they this can offer substantive insights into the social world that have been underutilized to date by survey researchers.

Feminist Dilemmas in Qualitative Research

Author: Jane Ribbens
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446228088
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How can researchers produce work with relevance to theoretical and formal traditions and requirements of public academic knowledge while still remaining faithful to the experiences and accounts of research participants based in private settings? Feminist Dilemmas in Qualitative Research explores this key dilemma and examines the interplay between theory, epistemology and the detailed practice of research. It does this across the whole research process: access, data collection and analysis and writing up research. It goes on to consider ways of achieving high standards of reflexivity and openness in the strategic choices made during research, examining these issues for specific projects in an open and accessible style. Particular themes examined are: the research dilemmas that occur from feminist perspectives in relation to researching private and personal social worlds; the position of the researcher as situated between public knowledge and private experience; and the dilemmas raised for researchers seeking to contribute to academic discourse while remaing close to their knowledge forms.