Feminist Dilemmas in Qualitative Research
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BeschreibungHow can researchers produce work with relevance to theoretical and formal traditions and requirements of public academic knowledge while still remaining faithful to the experiences and accounts of research participants based in private settings? Feminist Dilemmas in Qualitative Research explores this key dilemma and examines the interplay between theory, epistemology and the detailed practice of research. It does this across the whole research process: access, data collection and analysis and writing up research. It goes on to consider ways of achieving high standards of reflexivity and openness in the strategic choices made during research, examining these issues for specific projects in an open and accessible style.
Particular themes examined are: the research dilemmas that occur from feminist perspectives in relation to researching private and personal social worlds; the position of the researcher as situated between public knowledge and private experience; and the dilemmas raised for researchers seeking to contribute to academic discourse while remaing close to their knowledge forms.
InhaltsverzeichnisPART ONE: INTRODUCING OUR VOICES
Public Knowledge, Private Lives, Personal Experience - Rosalind Edwards and Jane Ribbens
Hearing My Own Voice? An Autobiographical Discussion of Motherhood - Jane Ribbens
PART ONE: SPEAKING AND LISTENING: REFLECTING MULTILAYERED VOICES
Bringing Silent Voices into a Public Discourse - Melanie Mauthner
Shifting Layers of Professional, Lay and Personal Narratives - Tina Miller
Public and Private Meanings in Diaries - Linda Bell
Theoretical Voices and Women's Own Voices - Janet Parr
PART TWO: HEARING AND REPRESENTATNG: REFLECTING THE PRIVATE IN PUBLIC
Hearing Competing Voices - Miri Song
Reflections on a Voice-Centred Relational Method - Natasha Mauthner and Andrea Doucet
Representing Voices in Ethnography and Discourse Analysis - Pam Alldred
Re/constructing Research Narratives - Maxine Birch
Writing the Voices of the Less Powerful - Kay Standing
Research on Lone Mothers
Epilogue - Jane Ribbens and Rosalind Edward
PortraitJane Ribbens is Senior Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University. She is co-author of Mothers and Education: Inside Out? Exploring Family Education Policy and Experience (with D Miriam, R Edwards and M Hughes, 1993), and Mothers Intuition? Choosing Secondary Schools (with D Miriam and A West, 1994). Rosalind is Professor in Social Policy, and an elected member of the Academy of Social Sciences. Ros recently joined the Division (December 2010) from London South Bank University where she directed a 5-year ESRC research group programme of work concerned with families and social capital. She is founding and co-editor of the International Journal of Social Research Methodology (with Julia Brannen).
Pressestimmen`This is an excellent book for both undergraduate and graduate students. It contains some useful tips on technique and some striking quotations. There is also a comprehensive bibliography of feminist writing on a wide range of theoretical and practical topics. The care and thoughtfulness of this collection bring together in a stimulating way the philosopher's questions about representation and the empirical researcher's questions about evidence. Feminist Dilemmas in Qualitative Research is a useful and timely book' - Women's Philosophy Review
`It is indeed refreshing to find serious, dedicated feminist psychologists who write so expressively about their desires, commitments, limitations and difficulties as researchers, and how they choose to address them.... [This book] offers us a rare oppotunity to thrash through these dilemmas and perhaps gain sufficient practice such that when we are again alone in the thorny thickets of research we shall be better prepared.' - Feminism and Psychology
Untertitel: Public Knowledge and Private Lives. 49:B&W 6. 14 x 9. 21 in or 234 x 156 mm (Royal 8vo) Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Sage Publications
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 1997
Seitenanzahl: 224 Seiten