Integrating critical realist and feminist methodologies: ethical and analytical dilemmas

  title={Integrating critical realist and feminist methodologies: ethical and analytical dilemmas},
  author={Sadie Parr},
  journal={International Journal of Social Research Methodology},
  pages={193 - 207}
  • S. Parr
  • Published 3 January 2015
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of Social Research Methodology
This paper reflects on research carried out with a group of women receiving intensive family support aimed at addressing the cause of their family’s ‘anti-social behaviour’. The methodological approach to the research was underpinned by the philosophical principles of critical realism. It was also informed by the ethical and political concerns of feminist scholarship. The paper reports on the potential points of tension that arise between feminism and critical realism in empirical research. In… 
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