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Feminist Research Methodology

Feminist research methodology seeks to challenge hegemonic and positivist paradigms toward thinking and research. Unlike typical scientific inquiry, feminist research methods incorporate participants' voices and lived experiences to illuminate the heterogeneity within social groups. Fieldwork, ethnography, case studies, interviews, and narratives are utilized to develop a cohesive story that is connected to larger social issues. This commitment to documenting within group differences, diversity, and the value of research to promoting social activism and change can highlight the complexities within the field of education. Within academia, traditional scientific inquiry has been defined by research that was objective and quantifiable. The researcher theorized, studied, analyzed, and described the phenomenon that was the focal point of the project. Little to no interaction occurred between the researcher and the ...

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