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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Doing Feminist Research in Political and Social Science

ISBN 9780230507777
Publication Date September 2010
Formats Paperback Hardcover Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

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, USA.

JACQUI TRUE is Professor of Politics & International Relations at Monash University, Australia.

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.


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
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