“Asking the woman question” in case study research

Policek, Nicoletta ORCID logo ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5788-4869 (2019) “Asking the woman question” in case study research. In: Baron, Annette and McNeal, Kelly, (eds.) Case study methodology in higher education. IGI Global, Pennsylvania, US, pp. 298-322. Full text not available from this repository.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-9429-1.ch014


Case study research provides the researcher with the opportunity to decide the most convincing epistemological orientation. Such versatility is nonetheless embedded in the assumption of objectivity contends G. Griffin in Difference in View: Women and Modernism, which speaks of an “abstract masculinity” intended here as the assumption of universal humanity where men's and women's experiences are melted into one experience. Case study research, this contribution contends, even when about women, hinders the experience of women, an experience that is always situated, relational, and engaged. In other words, ontologically, it is argued here, the reality of women's lives is absent from the domain of case study research because the language adopted when framing case study research is still very much a language that talks about women, but it does not allow women to speak.

Item Type: Book Section
Journal / Publication Title: Case Study Methodology in Higher Education
Publisher: IGI Global
ISSN: 2327-6991
ISBN: 9781522594291
Departments: Institute of Business, Industry and Leadership > Policing and Criminology
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Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2019 14:26
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2024 16:05
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4798
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