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This fully revised and updated edition of Feminist Research Practice: A Primer draws on the expertise of a stellar group of interdisciplinary scholars, who cover cutting-edge research methods and explore research questions related to the complex and diverse issues that deeply impact women's lives. This text offers a unique hands-on approach to research by featuring engaging and relevant exercises, as well as behind-the-scenes glimpses of feminist researchers at work. The in-depth examples cover the range of research questions that feminists engage with, including issues of gender inequality, violence against women, body image issues, and the discrimination that affects other marginalized groups.
Written in a clear, concise manner that invites students to explore and practice a wide range of research, the Second Edition offers seven new chapters that reflect the latest scholarship in the field, a stronger focus on ethics, new examples that bring concepts to life, effective learning tools, and more.
The book (ISBN: 978-1-4129-9497-2 © 2013, 442 pages) is available from Sage's web site.
Researchware is pleased to announce "New Directions for Evaluation, No. 138: Mixed Methods and Credibility of Evidence in Evaluation" edited by Researchware cofounder, Dr. Sharlene Hesse-Biber and Donna M. Mertens.
Mixed methods in evaluation have the potential to enhance the credibility of evaluation and the outcomes of evaluation. This issue explores advances in understanding mixed methods in philosophical, theoretical, and methodological terms and presents specific illustrations of the application of these concepts in evaluation practice. Leading thinkers in the mixed methods evaluation community provide frameworks and strategies that are associated with improving the probability of reaching the goals of enhanced credibility for evaluations, the evidence they produce, and the actions taken as a result of the evaluation findings.
This is the 138th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Evaluation, an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.
Available in Kindle and other e-Book formats. For more information or to order your copy, please see http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118720393,descCd-buy.html.
Researchware cofounder, Dr. Sharlene Hesse-Biber, explores was to "Weaving a Multimethodology and Mixed Methods Praxis Into Randomized Control Trials to Enhance Credibility" in a new article for the December 2012 issue of Qualitative Inquiry (Qualitative Inquiry (vol. 18, no. 10, pp876-889). As Sharlene explains in the abstract, "Most disciplines within the health and social sciences regard randomized control trials (RCTs) as the "gold standard" of evidence-based practice (EBP). The move toward mixed methods within evidence-based research has proven daunting to many researchers, and few best practices for RCT mixed methods studies currently exist. This article provides some strategies for incorporating mixed methods into RCT designs. Furthermore, the author argues for the value of also infusing a multimethodological approach into RCT mixed methods projects to further offer research strategies for enhancing the credibility of RCT research findings through, for example, incorporating participants' lived experiences and methodological reflexivity into the research process. The bulk of this article presents four case studies that analyze how researchers in diverse fields have taken a multimethodological praxis into account in their RCT mixed methods projects, including the integration of a mixed methods multimethodological component into RCT research designs. The author also addresses the missed opportunities in these studies to maximize the validity of RCT projects by using mixed methods and multimethodological designs." If you are not a subscribe of Qualitative Inquiry, you can obtain the full PDF of the article on line here.
- Researchware Keynotes The Qualitative Report's 4th Annual Conference
- Researchware Cofounder to deliver keynote address at POWS Annual Conference
- Researchware cofounder at the 8th ICQI
- Researchware Cofounder Keynote Speaker at Fordham University Conference
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