Doing Feminist Research in Political and Social Science

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 9/15/2010
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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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.

Author Biography

BROOKE ACKERLEY is an assistant professor in Political Science at Vanderbilt University. JACQUI TRUE is a lecturer in International Politics at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Feminist Research  * The Feminist Research Ethic Explained * Feminist Roadmaps: Planning, Doing and Presenting Your Research * Question-Driven Research: Formulating a Good Question * Theory and Conceptualization including the Literature Review  * The Personal and the Political: Constraints and Opportunities of Research Design * Designing and Timing a Research Project  * Sampling Cases, Operationalizing Concepts and Variables and Selecting Data Requirements * Generating and Collecting Data  * Common Techniques for Analysis  * Structured Inquiry Research Designs  * Methods for Data Management and Field Research * Writing and Publishing * Conclusion: Feminist Research Ethic, Review, and Evaluation 

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