Feminist Methodologies for Critical Researchers: Bridging Differences

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Rowman & Littlefield, Mar 16, 2016 - Social Science - 302 pages
This accessible text on social research methodology teaches students of sociology and related disciplines how standard methods can be adapted toward critical ends. The second edition has been updated throughout to incorporate the latest critical scholarship, enhanced discussion of qualitative methods, new material on global issues, sex/sexuality/gender, new discussion of intersectionality, how social media can shape research, and more.

Author Joey Sprague describes and evaluates a wide array of methodological options—from quantitative to qualitative—and explores the links between epistemology and methodology. She proposes a program to overcome bias in standard methodologies and offers practical suggestions that can be used effectively by all progressive researchers. The second edition of Feminist Methodology for Critical Researchers is of value to scholars across disciplines and an essential text or supplement for methods classes.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 The Field of Vision
1
Epistemologies
33
Chapter 3 Authority and Power
63
Critical Strategies for Quantitative Methods
95
Feminist Strategies in Field Research and Interviewing
145
Chapter 6 Whose Questions? Whose Answers?
195
Chapter 7 Changing Sociology Changing the World
229
Notes
241
Bibliography
243
Index
277
About the Author
283
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Joey Sprague is professor of sociology at the University of Kansas and president and executive officer of Sociologists for Women in Society. An award-winning teacher and nationally respected scholar, she is also an editor for Rowman & Littlefield’s Gender Lens Series.

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