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.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4135/9781483371283.n318

URL: http://sk.sagepub.com/reference/the-sage-encyclope...


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.

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