Introduction to Research Methods and Methodologies

4. Qualitative methods

The following table lists various types of qualitative research methods that can be used in feminist research.

General method Specific method
Biography

Autobiography

Biography

Oral history

Unstructured interview

Interviews

Semi-structured interviews

Structured interviews

Focus groups

Surveys

Surveys

Questionnaires

Textual methods

Archival research

Analysis of creative texts eg. landscapes, maps, diaries, newspapers, poems, films, art, music, literature, exhibits.

Analysis of visual data eg. videos, maps , sketches

Participatory methods

Participant observation

Ethnographies

Geo-ethnographies

Innovative methods

Walk-along interviews

Theatrical productions

Photo-voice

Video production

 

Reference:

Peake, L. 2018. Presentation at the ‘Workshop in Urban Feminist Research: Ethnographic Research Tools’, Ramallah, Palestine, July 2018.