Experience Research Social Change: Critical Methods, Third Edition

Experience Research Social Change: Critical Methods, Third Edition

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By Colleen Reid, Lorraine Greaves, and Sandra Kirby
University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division © 2016
400 Pages
Paper
ISBN 9781442636040
Published Jan 2017
$44.95
Cloth
ISBN 9781442636057
Published Dec 2016
$99.00
Description
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Contents
Reviews
Experience Research Social Change has long been a comprehensive and accessible resource for learning social research oriented toward social change. The third edition has been thoroughly revised and reorganized, and offers a wider range of diverse examples 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, ethics, and more. Questions and additional readings have been added to the end of each chapter, and sidebars and suggested activities throughout highlight key messages and additional resources.
Colleen 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.

List of Exercises, Figures, and Tables

Introduction

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

Conclusion

References

Index

This 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

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