(Re)searching Women: Feminist Research Methodologies in the Social Sciences in Ireland is the first Irish Academic text on feminist research methodologies. It brings into the public domain the debate about feminist research in Ireland as a tool for social change.
Contributors write about their experiences of doing research from a feminist perspective in Ireland north and south, and of the challenge of designing alternative research models in collaboration with research participants. (Re)searching Women: Feminist Research Methodologies in the Social Sciences in Ireland asks questions about the practical use of feminist methodologies with the aim of constructing frameworks for emancipatory, collaborative, reflexive and creative research practices.
Contributors provide detailed observations of their research projects and examine the consequences for researchers and researched of using feminist research methodologies. They bear witness to the idea that research is both a political and a personal act with political and personal consequences for the lives of both researchers and researched.
There is a body of feminist scholarship in Ireland; (Re)searching Women: Feminist Research Methodologies in the Social Sciences in Ireland, in marking that scholarship visible, aims to support Irish researchers in the future development of feminist research methodologies.