Doing Feminist Research In Political And Social Science

Paperback | September 15, 2010

byBrooke Ackerly, Jacqui True

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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.

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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.

BROOKE ACKERLY is Associate Professor in Political Science at Vanderbilt University. JACQUI TRUE is Senior Lecturer in International Politics, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.18 × 6.23 × 0.66 inPublished:September 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230507778

ISBN - 13:9780230507777

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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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"A splendid book which provides a clear and careful guide to doing and evaluating feminist research and highlights its crucially transformative role in the social sciences. It should be required reading not just for every social science - and of course feminist - methods course but for all researchers, reviewers and gatekeepers too." —Sandra Harding, UCLA"Methodologically diverse and theoretically rich, an important and accessible guide for doing feminist research that deserves to be read by scholars from all social scientific traditions." —J. Ann Tickner, University of Southern California"This timely, accessible and practical guide to doing feminist research will be welcomed by students and researchers across the social sciences." —Nira Yuval-Davis, University of East London, UK