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Introduction to Intersectional Qualitative Research

Introduction to Intersectional Qualitative Research

First Edition

May 2021 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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.


About the Authors
Chapter 1 (R)evolution of Qualitative Inquiry
Introduction to Intersectionality

Evolution of Qualitative Research

Centering Intersectionality in Qualitative Inquiry

Decolonizing Methodologies

Intersectionality and Identity Politics

Intersectionality in Qualitative Research

Intersectional Research

How to Read This Book

Discussion Questions

Chapter 2 Theoretical Underpinnings of Qualitative Research




Critical Qualitative Research


Discussion Questions

Recommended Readings

Chapter 3 The Ethics of Intersectionality
Human Experimentation

Nuremberg Code and Belmont Report

Institutional Review Boards


Discussion Questions

Chapter 4 Methodology

A Note About Methodological Choices

Research Design

Putting It All Together


Discussion Questions

Chapter 5 Data Collection Methods
Framing the Dialogue on Data Collection


Focus Groups


Document Analysis

Other Data Collection Methods


Discussion Questions

Chapter 6 Data Analysis, Part 1
Data Management

Starting Data Analysis


Moving from Codes to Themes

Computer-Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS)


Discussion Questions

Chapter 7 Data Analysis, Part 2
Theorizing Data


Methods of Analysis

Subjectivity Statements

Getting It Right


Discussion Questions

Chapter 8 Authorial Voice: Intersectional Conversations
Writing Rituals

Voice in Qualitative Inquiry

The Literature Review and Voice

The Research Proposal

Introduction to the Study

The Literature Review

Writing Up Your Findings


Discussion Questions

Chapter 9 The Reimagining and Possibilities of Qualitative Inquiry

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.

Professor Rafael Solorzano
Chicana(o) and Latina(o) Studies, California St Univ-Los Angeles
July 28, 2021

The book gives a very comprehensive view into qualitative research for the students who are taking a critical approach and feminist research

Ms Amina Chitembo
Faculty of Business and Law, De Montfort University
September 2, 2021

Jennifer Esposito

Dr. Jennifer Esposito is a Department Chair and Professor of Research in the department of Educational Policy Studies at Georgia State University. Her research examines the ways race, class, gender, and/or sexuality impact a person’s experiences within education, including the educative sites of popular culture/media. She is the co-author of the book Intersectional Analysis of Popular Culture Texts: Clarity in the Matrix. Additionally, she is the author of over 40 articles and book chapters. She has published in journals like Qualitative Inquiry, International Journal of Qualitative Research in Education, International Review of... More About Author

Venus E. Evans-Winters

Venus Evans-Winters is a research and policy scholar, former professor of education, and Senior Researcher at the African American Policy Forum. She is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist in private practice. Her research interests are educational policy analysis, racial trauma inside and outside of schools, and Black girls’ and women’s psychosocial development across the African diaspora. Dr. Evans-Winters is the author of Black Feminism in Qualitative Inquiry: A Mosaic for Writing Our Daughter’s Body and Teaching Black Girls: Resilience in Urban Schools. She is co-editor of the books Black Feminism in Education: Black... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781544348520