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Qualitative Research: Methods and Methodology

Gabb, Jacqui (2016). Qualitative Research: Methods and Methodology. In: Goldberg, Abbie E. ed. The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies, Volume 3. Sage, pp. 895–900.

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Abstract

This entry provides an overview of qualitative LGBTQ research. It begins by mapping out the qualities and character of studies that use this approach with particular attention to psycho-social research. It then highlights how reflexivity, the iterative process of self-identity making, has informed qualitative research, influencing both understandings of sexualities and also the underlying methodologies and research methods used. Finally, it considers how “the everyday” and a practices approach have generated significant insight on the materialities (lived experiences) and emotionality in qualitative research on LGBTQ lives.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: qualitative methods; LGBTQ research
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 47430
Depositing User: Jacqui Gabb
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2016 12:14
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2016 13:56
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/47430
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