Feminist Research Practice : A Primer

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  • Copyright: 2006-11-22
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc

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Feminist Research Practice: A Primer provides a unique, hands-on approach to exploring a range of feminist perspectives on the research process in order to bridge the divide between theory and research methods. Authors Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber and Patricia Lina Leavy engage students with clear, concise writing and in-depth examples of a range of research methods, from ethnography, oral history, focus groups, and content analysis to interviewing and survey research.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
About the Authorsp. xi
About the Chapter Contributorsp. xiii
About the Behind-the-Scenes Contributorsp. xv
An Invitation to Feminist Researchp. 1
Feminist Approaches to Epistemology and Theory
Feminist Empiricism: Challenging Gender Bias and "Setting the Record Straight"p. 27
Feminist Standpoint Epistemology: Building Knowledge and Empowerment Through Women's Lived Experiencep. 53
Feminist Postmodernism and Poststructuralismp. 83
Feminist Approaches to Research Methods and Methodology
The Practice of Feminist In-Depth Interviewingp. 111
The Practice of Feminist Oral History and Focus Group Interviewsp. 149
The Feminist Practice of Ethnographyp. 187
The Feminist Practice of Content Analysisp. 223
Feminist Approaches to Mixed-Methods Researchp. 249
Feminist Survey Researchp. 293
Feminist Praxis
Putting It Together: Feminist Research Praxisp. 329
Indexp. 351
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