Introduction to Intersectional Qualitative Research
- Jennifer Esposito - Georgia State University, USA
- Venus Evans-Winters
Qualitative Methods | Qualitative Research (General) | Sociological Research Methods
Introduction to Intersectional Qualitative Research, by Jennifer Esposito and Venus Evans-Winters, introduces students and new researchers to the basic aspects of qualitative research including research design, data collection, and analysis, in a way that allows intersectional concerns to be infused throughout the research process. Esposito and Evans-Winters infuse their combined forty years of experience conducting and teaching intersectional qualitative research in this landmark book, the first of its kind to address intersectionality and qualitative research jointly for audiences new to both. The book’s premise is that race and gender matter, and that racism and sexism are institutionalized in all aspects of life, including research. Each chapter opens with a vignette about a struggling researcher emphasizing that reflecting on your mistakes is an important part of learning. Discussion questions at the end of each chapter help instructors generate dialogue in class or in groups. Introduction to Intersectional Qualitative Research makes those identities and structures central to the task of qualitative study.
Other text already adopted were more applicability to the student population.
I was currently looking for a research methods book for my Ethnic Studies research seminar and instead of assigning multiple books, this introduction edition has it all in one place. I will be assigning it in my class. I see the books unique contribution to not only social science courses but Ethnic Studies courses.
Ultimately I decided not to adopt this text for my class. However, it is very well written and very well executed, and I will be adopting for a future course I'm designing. It is just not appropriate for an introductory qualitative research course -- I was being a bit too ambitious with my goals.
The book gives a very comprehensive view into qualitative research for the students who are taking a critical approach and feminist research
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1 (R)evolution of Qualitative Inquiry
Chapter 2 Theoretical Underpinnings of Qualitative Research