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Quantitative researchers champion the reliability of their research. Trustworthiness – feminists contend that it is more important to ask whether the results of a research project can be believed with reference to who carried out the research and in what manner it was conducted. Given that feminist research is carried out by women, for women, and is based on women’s experience, feminists assert that it is this credibility and authenticity that should be emphasised. qxd 9/30/2005 2:46 PM Page 34 A Short Introduction to Social Research Simply being a woman, however, is not sufficient for a woman to claim to hold a feminist standpoint.
Rather, women had been assigned overwhelmingly passive roles within a broad discussion about human nature, and were only studied as wives and mothers, not as people in their own right. As a result, women’s contribution to social and cultural life had been downplayed and marginalised: Men become the people of action in the public realm, while women are subordinated to the private realm of the family and their status determined accordingly. 3–4). qxd 9/30/2005 2:46 PM Page 31 Critical Social Research by modifying the traditional tools of social research and using them in a different way.
1997. From Critical Thought to Emancipatory Action: Contradictory Research Goals? Sociological Research Online [online], 2 (1). html> (Accessed 18 May 1999). Maynard, M. 1998. Feminists’ knowledge and knowledge of feminisms: epistemology, theory, methodology and method. In: T. May and M. Williams (eds), Knowing the Social World. Buckingham: Open University Press. 120–37. Mies, M. 1993. Towards a Methodology for Feminist Research. In: M. ), Social Research: Philosophy, Politics and Practice. London: Sage.