"In this foundational tome, Professor Celine-Marie Pascale critiques methodology in relationship to specific qualitative methods and argues cogently that despite good intentions, most of this research is still tethered to the Cartesian paradigm thus limiting its emancipatory potential. This is an impressive book that will likely become a classic!"
— Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Duke University, co-author with Tukufu Zuberi, White Logic, White Methods: Racism and Methodology
2012 Winner of the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry Distinguished Book Award!
Using clear language and concrete examples, this text examines theoretical and historical foundations that shape the premise and logic of qualitative social research. It analyzes qualitative methodology and methods in relationship to issues of agency, subjectivity, and experience. Rooted to feminist, critical race, and post-structural literature, it is concerned with social justice as it critiques current research paradigms and advances broad alternatives.
This is an ideal text for students in graduate-level courses in Methodology, Epistemology, Qualitative Research Methods, Data Analysis, Ethnomethodology, Symbolic Interaction, Phenomenology, Grounded Theory, and related courses the social, behavioral, and health sciences.
The focus of this book is on small-scale quantitative surveys studying the relationships between variables. After showing the central place of the quantitative survey in social science research methodology, it then takes a simple model of the survey, describes its elements and gives a set of steps and guidelines for implementing each element. The book then shows how the simple model of the quantitative survey generalizes easily to more complex models. It includes a detailed example of both simple and complex models, which readers should find very helpful.
It is directed primarily at beginning researchers - upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in any area of social science, who often have to do small scale surveys in projects and dissertations. Beyond this, it will be of interest to anybody interested in learning about survey research. It is written in non-technical language, aiming to be as accessible as possible to a wide audience.
In eighteen essays, contributors examine various topics of interest to students and researchers from a feminist perspective as well as through their respective disciplines, looking specifically at gender inequalities related to globalization, health, motherhood, sexuality, body image, and aging. Together, these essays provide a critical overview of the paradigm, highlight new theoretical and methodological advances, and make a strong case for the continued use of the intersectional approach both within the borders of women's and gender studies and beyond.
Lidia Anchisi, Gettysburg College
Naomi Andre, University of Michigan
Jean Ait Belkhir, Southern University at New Orleans
Michele Tracy Berger, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Kia Lilly Caldwell, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Elizabeth R. Cole, University of Michigan
Kimberle Crenshaw, University of California, Los Angeles
Bonnie Thornton Dill, University of Maryland
Michelle Fine, Graduate Center, City University of New York
Jennifer Fish, Old Dominion University
Mako Fitts, Seattle University
Kathleen Guidroz, Mount St. Mary's University
Ivette Guzman-Zavala, Lebanon Valley College
Kaaren Haldeman, Durham, North Carolina
Catherine E. Harnois, Wake Forest University
AnaLouise Keating, Texas Woman's University
Rachel E. Luft, University of New Orleans
Gary K. Perry, Seattle University
Jennifer Rothchild, University of Minnesota, Morris
Ann Russo, DePaul University
Natalie J. Sabik, University of Michigan
Jessica Holden Sherwood, University of Rhode Island
Yvette Taylor, University of Newcastle, United Kingdom
Nira Yuval-Davis, University of East London