Feminist Epistemology and Approach

  • Jiaran ZhengEmail author


This chapter discusses how I came up with this research design. It starts with an introduction of different types of qualitative inquiry which I had considered. Yet, through the process of reviewing various types of qualitative inquiry respectively, I find that each of these types appear to be consistent with my research goals and planned mode of enquiry in one way or another. Thus, I decide to take some elements from each type and connect them with my research objectives. I suggest that qualitative research methodology should be more open to adaptation in terms of flexible design, mixed paradigms and varied use of tools and methods. Then I review two epistemological theories which I considered to be useful – interpretive interactionism and critical inquiry – to guide this research.


Qualitative Research Chinese Context Qualitative Researcher Narrative Analysis Qualitative Case Study 
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© Foreign Language Teaching and Research Publishing Co., Ltd and Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Beijing Institute of TechnologyBeijingChina

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