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RU_SOC 8287: Sustainable Development: Research Methods

Selected Methods Employed by Feminist Scholars

Action/participatory Deviant historiography Geographic information systems Personal narrative
Autoethnography Discourse analysis Historiography Simulation
Biography Ethnography Institutional.ethnography Survey
Case study Ethnomethodology Intertextuality Thick description
Close reading Evaluation Meta-analysis Trope analysis
Comparative case study Experiential Multisite Unobtrusive observation
Content analysis Experimental Narratology Visual analysis
Conversational analysis Feminist jurisprudence Needs assessments
Cross-culture analysis Focus group Oral history
Deconstruction Genealogy Participant observation

adapted from:

Fonow, M. M., & Cook, J. A. (2005). Feminist Methodology: New Applications in the Academy and Public Policy. Signs, 30(4), 2211–2236. doi:10.1086/428417 p. 2214

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Sources for Research Methods

There are many guides and handbooks for both qualitative and quantitative research methods. Not all, but many books on social science methods are found in the H 62 and HA 29 call number area (third floor, East, in Ellis Library).

Keep in mind that research methodology books are high use.  If our copy is checked out, request the book from All MERLIN or MOBIUS.

Here is a small sampling of books available:

Qualitative Research from Start to Finish  Robert K. Yin  (H62 .Y57 2011)

Designing qualitative research  Catherine Marshall, Gretchen B. Rossman  (H62 .M277 2011)

The SAGE handbook of qualitative research, edited by Norman K. Denzin, Yvonna S. Lincoln (H62 .H2455 2005)

Just methods: an interdisciplinary feminist reader, Alison M. Jaggar,ed. (HQ 1180. J87 2008)

Handbook of emergent methods, edited by Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber, Patricia Leavy (H62 .H24536 2008)

Quantitative data analysis : doing social research to test ideas,  Donald J Treiman (HA29. T675 2009)

Foundations of mixed methods research : integrating quantitative and qualitative approaches in the social and behavioral sciences, Charles Teddlie, Abbas Tashakkori (H62 .T294 2009)

A critical introduction to social research, Matt Henn, Mark Weinstein and Nick Foard (H62 .H38 2009)

Internet, mail, and mixed-mode surveys : the tailored design method, Don Dillman (HM538 .D55 2009)

SAGE Reference Online Library: 

Sage Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods

Encyclopedia of Research Design

Encyclopedia of Survey Research Methods