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Feminist Dilemmas in Qualitative Research : Public Knowledge and Private Lives - Jane Catherine Ribbens

Feminist Dilemmas in Qualitative Research

Public Knowledge and Private Lives

By: Jane Catherine Ribbens (Editor), Rosalind Edwards (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st December 1997
ISBN: 9780761956655
Number Of Pages: 224

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How can researchers produce work with relevance to theoretical and formal traditions and requirements of public academic knowledge while still remaining faithful to the experiences and accounts of research participants based in private settings? Feminist Dilemmas in Qualitative Research explores this key dilemma and examines the interplay between theory, epistemology and the detailed practice of research. It does this across the whole research process: access, data collection and analysis and writing up research. It goes on to consider ways of achieving high standards of reflexivity and openness in the strategic choices made during research, examining these issues for specific projects in an open and accessible style.

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`This is an excellent book for both undergraduate and graduate students. It contains some useful tips on technique and some striking quotations. There is also a comprehensive bibliography of feminist writing on a wide range of theoretical and practical topics. The care and thoughtfulness of this collection bring together in a stimulating way the philosopher's questions about representation and the empirical researcher's questions about evidence. Feminist Dilemmas in Qualitative Research is a useful and timely book' - Women's Philosophy Review

`It is indeed refreshing to find serious, dedicated feminist psychologists who write so expressively about their desires, commitments, limitations and difficulties as researchers, and how they choose to address them.... [This book] offers us a rare oppotunity to thrash through these dilemmas and perhaps gain sufficient practice such that when we are again alone in the thorny thickets of research we shall be better prepared.' - Feminism and Psychology

Introducing Our Voices
Public Knowledge, Private Lives, Personal Experience
Hearing My Own Voice? An Autobiographical Discussion of Motherhood
Speaking and Listening: Reflecting Multilayered Voices
Bringing Silent Voices into a Public Discourse
Shifting Layers of Professional, Lay and Personal Narratives
Public and Private Meanings in Diaries
Theoretical Voices and Women's Own Voices
Hearing and Representatng: Reflecting The Private in Public
Hearing Competing Voices
Sibling Research
Reflections on a Voice-Centred Relational Method
Representing Voices in Ethnography and Discourse Analysis
Re/constructing Research Narratives
Writing the Voices of the Less Powerful
Research on Lone Mothers
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ISBN: 9780761956655
ISBN-10: 0761956654
Series: Feminist Theory Ser.
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st December 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 14.78  x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.35