Using Qualitative Feminist Methodologies to Study Women's Empowerment and Gender Equality
This 2-hour seminar/webinar shared information on using qualitative methods for conducting feminist research on women's empowerment and gender equality, with a focus on inclusive, innovative and participatory methodologies. A diverse panel of researchers from civil society and academia discussed practical, ethical and methodological considerations and challenges for conducting research on women's empowerment and gender equality in developing country contexts.
This is the fourth in a series of eight research-to-practice training seminars/webinars on women's empowerment organized by the WED Lab in partnership with Canada's International Development Research Centre.
- Rebecca Tiessen (University of Ottawa) (Facilitator)
- Jana Garay (Cuso International)
- Sheila Rao (University of Ottawa, Postdoc)
- Jessica Cadesky (University of Ottawa, Doctoral Candidate)
- Pascale Saint Denis (University of Ottawa, Undergraduate)
- Rika Mpogazi (University of Ottawa, Undergraduate)
Suggested readings on this topic:
- Tiessen, R., Lough, B. and S. Cheung. 2018. "Introduction: A Theoretical and Methodological Case for Examining Agency and Power Relations in North-South Volunteering Research Collaborations." Voluntaris: Journal of Volunteer Services 1: 134-142.
- Cornwall, A. 2003. "Whose Voices? Whose Choices? Reflections on Gender and Participatory Development" World Development, Vol 31, No.8 1325-1342.
- Ackerley, B. and J. True. 2010. "Back to the Future: Feminist Theory, Activism, and Doing Feminist Research in An Age of Globalization." Women's Studies International Forum 33(5): 464-472.
- Beetham, G and J. Demetriades. 2007. "Feminist research methodologies and development: overview and practical application." Gender & Development 15(2): 199-216.
- Nyariro, M., Muthuri, S., Hani Sadati, S.M., Mitchell, C. and M. Njeri. 2017. "Picturing Change Through PhotoVoice: Participatory Evaluation of a Daycare Intervention in Kenya." GrOW Research Working Paper No. 11. McGill University, Montreal.