Feminism & methodology
Key issues for this topic
· What effect has the feminist approach had on research methods?
· Is there a distinctive feminist methodology?
Feminism & Research Methods
Avoidance of sexist bias in research
Eichler>>shows how sexism can appear either directly or indirectly at all stages in the research processes through.
· Andrcentricity this means that they are viewing the world from a male perspective
o E.g. women may be seen as passive objects.
· Overgeneralisation – this means that many studies deal with only one sex, usually men, but present their findings as though they apply to all people
o E.g. studies…