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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


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