Experience Research Social Change: Critical Methods, Third Edition
Experience Research Social Change is a “how to” guide to research that also raises broader theoretical, methodological, and ethical questions. First published in 1989, it was the first critical methods book, and continues to inspire generations of researchers, students, and community workers.
The third edition has been thoroughly revised, now containing twelve chapters organized into three parts: experience, research, and social change. The new edition also includes a wider range of examples from diverse researchers and topics that are woven throughout the text, including transdisciplinary research, sex and gender analysis, intersectional analysis, Indigenous methodologies, community-based research, digital and online approaches to research, ethical responsibilities and commitments, and knowledge translation.
- Division: Higher Education
- World Rights
- Page Count: 400 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.0in x 9.0in
ReviewsThis is a comprehensive and highly readable text for research students. It explains complex concepts in a straightforward manner, and includes illustrations that demonstrate how ideas have been put into practice in real life research. I would not hesitate in recommending this text to my students. The strong feminist approach, as well as the emphasis on Indigenous research, is to be welcomed.
Angie Hart, University of Brighton
From the introduction to the conclusion, this book is a jewel. In clear, crisp, and concise writing, the authors have managed to offer the complexities and, often, the contradictions of producing knowledge from a position of power. The authors address these complexities by outlining a collaborative process designed to collapse boundaries and reduce inequalities. A must-read for everyone interested in research offering possibilities for social change.
Blye Frank, University of British Columbia
Superb! A must-read....
Colleen Dell, Addiction Research Chair, University of Saskatchewan
...essential reading for researchers, professors, graduate students, and community groups who want to undertake research aimed at social change.
Guylaine Demers, Laval University
Author InformationColleen Reid is a faculty member in the Therapeutic Recreation program at Douglas College.
Lorraine Greaves is Senior Investigator, BC Centre of Excellence for Women's Health.
Sandra Kirby is Professor Emerita at the University of Winnipeg.
Table of contents
List of Exercises, Figures, and Tables
Part A: Experience
1. Demystifying Research
2. Critical and Contemporary Approaches to Social Research
3. Being a Researcher: Locating Yourself and Research Ethics
Part B: Research
4. What? The Research Question and Establishing Writing and Organizational Processes
5. Why? The Literature Review
6. How? Research Methods
7. Who, Where, and When? Sampling and Finalizing the Research Proposal and Ethics Forms
8. Collecting, Organizing, and Managing Data
9. Analyzing Data
10. Writing the Report
Part C: Social Change
11. Strategies and Approaches for Making Change and the Role of the Researcher
Subjects and Courses