Feminist Methodologies For Critical Researchers / Edition 1

Feminist Methodologies For Critical Researchers / Edition 1

by Joey Sprague
     
 

ISBN-10: 0759109036

ISBN-13: 9780759109032

Pub. Date: 08/28/2005

Publisher: AltaMira Press

This brief text on social research methodology teaches students of sociology and related disciplines how standard methods can be adapted toward critical ends by thinking more carefully about the links between epistemology and methodology. Written in a clear, balanced fashion, Joey Sprague's treatment of qualitative and quantitative methods shows that all can be

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This brief text on social research methodology teaches students of sociology and related disciplines how standard methods can be adapted toward critical ends by thinking more carefully about the links between epistemology and methodology. Written in a clear, balanced fashion, Joey Sprague's treatment of qualitative and quantitative methods shows that all can be used effectively by progressive researchers. She describes and evaluates a wide array of methodological options for the production of knowledge. Unique to this volume, Sprague avoids the stereotype that tarnishes all quantitative research as inherently anti-feminist, showing— through an analysis of model studies— how surveys and experimental designs are being used by critical scholars. She traces how the social organization of the academy has produced a bias against feminist methodology and proposes a program to overcome these limitations. Sprague's book will be of value to scholars of many disciplines, and a essential text or supplement for methods classes.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759109032
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Series:
Gender Lens Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
804,746
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Series Editors’ Foreword
Acknowledgments

Chapter 1: The Field of Vision
Chapter 2: Seeing through Science: Epistemologies
Chapter 3: Authority and Power
Chapter 4: How Feminists Count: Critical Strategies for Quantitative Methods
Chapter 5: Qualitative Shifts: Feminist Strategies in Field Research and Interviewing
Chapter 6: Whose Questions? Whose Answers?
Chapter 7: Changing Sociology/Changing the World

References
Index
About the Author

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