Sex Roles (2006) 55:279–280 DOI 10.1007/s11199-006-9081-4 BOOK REVIEW Feminist Methodologies for Critical Researchers: Bridging Differences. Edited by Joey Sprague, Lanham, AltaMira Press, August 2005. 256 pp. $26.95 (hardcover). Guerda Nicolas & Angela DeSilva Published online: 16 November 2006 # Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2006 Gender issues have become increasingly important among discussions centered on relativist and positivist perspectives feminist sociologists during the past 20 years (Ferree, as well as the ideas of subjectivity and objectivity. Lorber, & Hess; Revisioning gender in The gender lens; Chapters 4 and 5 focus on current feminist critiques of Vol. 5, Thousand Oaks, Sage Publications, 1999). Feminist quantitative and qualitative research methods. For example, sociologists have worked to make gender a visible social she discusses feminists’ concerns regarding hidden biases in phenomenon with the ultimate goal of eliminating gender standardized measures. The main objective of these chapters inequities in sociological research and social life in general. is to demonstrate that no research method is free from bias One barrier feminist sociologists have encountered is an and that both quantitative and qualitative research methodol- unfamiliarity with gender issues and specifically gender ogies can and should be used in less biased and more socially
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