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Added on:  7/26/2013 8:21:25 AM

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Research methods

Hello I am taking a research methods module as part of my Sociology Degree. Basically, I have to argue that feminist research is based only on qualitative research and not quantitative. I am struggling as I am unsure where to start. 

Riya Replied on 9/3/2015 at 5:14 AM

one needs to know a little bit about experimental design or how a researcher conducts investigations. A little knowledge about methodology will provide us with a place to hang our statistics. In other words, statistics are not numbers that just appear out of nowhere. Rather, the numbers (data) are generated out of research. Statistics are merely a tool to help us answer research questions. As such, an understanding of methodology will facilitate our understanding of basic statistics.


JenniferH Replied on 8/2/2013 at 6:23 AM

Once you have a good handle on the difference between qualitative and quantitative research, I would suggest looking at some peer-reviewed feminist journal articles which should include information on the authors' research methodologies. You can then determine whether those methods are actually qualitative/quantitative or both.

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