Postmodern and feminist qualitative research: methodology, methods and practice

Harrison, Karey and Fahy, Kathleen (2005) Postmodern and feminist qualitative research: methodology, methods and practice. In: Methods of research in sport sciences: quantitative and qualitative approaches. Meyer & Meyer Sport, Oxford, U.K., pp. 702-740. ISBN 1-84126-133-5


Women's participation in sport is a feminist issue deserving of research and theory development. Feminist research is explicitly oriented towards identifying, understanding and changing social factors that sustain women's subordinate status.

This chapter focuses on feminist qualitative research methods but it should be clear that feminists also conduct qualitative research, but without taking on all the methodological assumptions of logico-empiricism. This discussion incorporates an overview of linguistic and Marxist forms of structuralism as away of situating post-structuralism, particularly feminist responses to post-structuralism and (neo-Marxist) critical theory.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
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Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions. c. 2005 Meyer & Meyer Sport.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Mass Communication
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:29
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2016 01:25
Uncontrolled Keywords: qualitative research, methods, methodology, practice, sports science, postmodern, feminist
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160807 Sociological Methodology and Research Methods
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170114 Sport and Exercise Psychology
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2203 Philosophy > 220306 Feminist Theory

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