The Second Edition of The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology provides comprehensive coverage of the qualitative methods, strategies, and research issues in psychology. Qualitative research in psychology has been transformed since the first edition's publication. Responding to this evolving field, existing chapters have been updated while three new chapters have been added on Thematic Analysis, Interpretation, and Netnography. With a focus on methodological progress throughout, the chapters are organised into three sections: Section One: Methods Section Two: Perspectives and Techniques Section Three: Applications In the field of psychology and beyond, this handbook will constitute a valuable resource for both experienced qualitative researchers and novices for many years to come.

Qualitative Methods in Feminist Psychology

Mary Gergen

Introduction

Qualitative Methods have become prominent in a variety of social science areas since the 1980s. In general they have been seen in contrast to quantitative methods, and, in psychology, as a mode of discovery in the initial phases of a research process, or as an adjunct to quantitative methods of research. Among those identified as feminist psychologists, the receptivity to qualitative methods has been greater than it has in most other areas of psychology, but still these methods are viewed with some caution, given the centrality of more mainstream empirical methods, such as those related to hypothesis testing and experimentation.

Feminist psychology has always been a field in transition. Many questions have been raised ...

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