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Feminist Methodologies For Critical Researchers / Edition 1
     

Feminist Methodologies For Critical Researchers / Edition 1

by Joey Sprague
 

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ISBN-10: 0759109036

ISBN-13: 2900759109031

Pub. Date: 08/28/2005

Publisher: AltaMira Press

After evaluating the epistemologies available to social science researchers—positivism, postmodernism, critical realism and standpoint theory—Sprague argues that sociological perspective leads to a preference for standpoint epistemology. She also examines both conventional and experimental ways of reporting research findings and proposes some strategies for

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After evaluating the epistemologies available to social science researchers—positivism, postmodernism, critical realism and standpoint theory—Sprague argues that sociological perspective leads to a preference for standpoint epistemology. She also examines both conventional and experimental ways of reporting research findings and proposes some strategies for developing research questions that serve social justice. She concludes with a call for transformation in the social organization of research, from collaborative agendas to new terms of evaluation of scholarly productivity. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900759109031
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Series:
Gender Lens Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256

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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