This book offers a new approach for doing quantitative feminist research, demonstrating how a feminist perspective can inform virtually every aspect of the research process, from survey design, to statistical modelling, to the theoretical frameworks used to interpret results.
Catherine E. Harnois makes feminist theory, particularly multiracial feminist theory, accessible and relevant to survey researchers. She assists students and researchers in incorporating these theories into survey design and analysis and shows how this can offer substantive insights into the social world that have been underutilized to date by survey researchers.
Catherine E. Harnois is Associate Professor in the Departments of Sociology and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Wake Forest University, where she teaches courses on social inequality and research methods. Her work on the intersection of gender and racial discrimination received the 2012 Outstanding Contribution to Scholarship Article Award from the American Sociological Association Section on Race, Gender, and Class. Her research has appeared in the journals Gender & Society, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Sociological Forum, Social Psychology Quarterly, Sociology of Race and Ethnicity and the National Women's Studies Association Journal, in addition to other scholarly outlets.
Chapter 1. Feminist Theory and Survey Research Chapter 2. (Inter)disciplinarity in Feminist Survey Research Chapter 3. Analytic Interventions of Multiracial Feminism: Measuring and Modeling Sexism with an Intersectional Approach Chapter 4. Further Re-modeling with Multiracial Feminism: Highlighting interactive effects of race, ethnicity, age, and gender Chapter 5. Complicating the General with Narratives of the Particular: Analyzing "feminism" with a multiracial feminist approach Chapter 6. Multiracial Feminism and Survey Research: Re-thinking the "Impossibility of Coherence"