Feminist Methodologies for Critical Researchers: Bridging Differences
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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Chapter 1 The Field of Vision
Chapter 3 Authority and Power
Critical Strategies for Quantitative Methods
Feminist Strategies in Field Research and Interviewing
Chapter 6 Whose Questions? Whose Answers?
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