Feminist Research Practice: A Primer

Feminist Research Practice: A Primer

by Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber
     
 

ISBN-10: 076192891X

ISBN-13: 9780761928911

Pub. Date: 11/28/2006

Publisher: SAGE Publications

The topic of feminist research has frequently been neglected in standard research methods books. The purpose of this Primer is to invite students to explore the range of feminist perspectives, including feminist empiricist, feminist standpoint, and postmodern perspectives in order to bridge the divide between theory and research methods. This text provides a unique…  See more details below

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The topic of feminist research has frequently been neglected in standard research methods books. The purpose of this Primer is to invite students to explore the range of feminist perspectives, including feminist empiricist, feminist standpoint, and postmodern perspectives in order to bridge the divide between theory and research methods. This text provides a unique "hands-on" approach to research by providing exercises and "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/ed" marginalized groups. The Primer is written in a clear, concise manner that offers students the opportunity to explore and practice a wide range of research, from ethnography, oral history, focus groups, and content analysis to interviewing and survey research. A full chapter is devoted to feminist approaches to mixed methods research. Feminist Research Practice: A Primer is committed to the idea that research methods are best understood utilizing a "hands-on" pedagogy. Research tips and checklists are provided along the way for the novice researcher.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761928911
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Preface     ix
About the Authors     xi
About the Chapter Contributors     xiii
About the Behind-the-Scenes Contributors     xv
An Invitation to Feminist Research   Abigail Brooks   Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber     1
Feminist Approaches to Epistemology and Theory
Feminist Empiricism: Challenging Gender Bias and "Setting the Record Straight"   Denise Leckenby     27
Feminist Standpoint Epistemology: Building Knowledge and Empowerment Through Women's Lived Experience   Abigail Brooks     53
Feminist Postmodernism and Poststructuralism   Patricia Lina Leavy     83
Feminist Approaches to Research Methods and Methodology
The Practice of Feminist In-Depth Interviewing   Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber     111
The Practice of Feminist Oral History and Focus Group Interviews   Patricia Lina Leavy     149
The Feminist Practice of Ethnography   Elana D. Buck   Karen M. Staller     187
The Feminist Practice of Content Analysis   Patricia Lina Leavy     223
Feminist Approaches to Mixed-Methods Research   Denise Leckenby   Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber     249
Feminist Survey Research   KathiMiner-Rubino   Toby Epstein Jayaratne     293
Feminist Praxis
Putting It Together: Feminist Research Praxis   Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber     329
Index     351

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