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On feminist methodology

Hammersley, Martyn (1992). On feminist methodology. Sociology, 26(2) pp. 187–206.

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There is now a considerable literature advocating a feminist methodology. This article summarises the features of such a methodology under four headings: the ubiquitous social significance of gender, the validity of experience as against method, the rejection of hierarchy in the research relationship, and the adoption of the emancipation of women as the goal of research and the criterion of validity. The arguments supporting each of these themes are assessed. The conclusion reached is that while some of these arguments are convincing the overall case for a feminist methodology is not.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 1992 BSA Publications Ltd
ISSN: 0038-0385
Extra Information: Reprinted in M.Bulmer (ed). Sociological Research Methods: an introduction, Basingstoke, Macmillan, third edition, 1999
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 20410
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Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2010 15:19
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 09:33
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