Conducting feminist gender research in the information systems field

Eileen M. Trauth, Lynette Kvasny, Anita Greenhill

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Abstract

In this chapter1 we explore the methodological and epistemological implications of conducting feminist, gender research in the information systems field. These implications revolve around four core themes: (1) that feminist research is situated in the margins; (2) that current gender and IS research is not adequately problematized; (3) that feminist research questions the legitimacy and appropriateness of positivist research; and (4) that reflection on the personal characteristics of the researcher such as race, gender, sexuality, and class can inform feminist research. We propose four criteria for conducting feminist IS research: (1) engaging in researcher reflexivity; (2) challenging the hegemonic dominance, legitimacy, and appropriateness of positivist epistemologies; (3) theorizing from the margins; and (4) problematizing gender.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIssues and Trends in Technology and Human Interaction
PublisherIGI Global
Pages1-24
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9781599042688
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006

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gender studies
information system
gender
legitimacy
reflexivity
epistemology
sexuality

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Trauth, E. M., Kvasny, L., & Greenhill, A. (2006). Conducting feminist gender research in the information systems field. In Issues and Trends in Technology and Human Interaction (pp. 1-24). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-59904-268-8.ch001
Trauth, Eileen M. ; Kvasny, Lynette ; Greenhill, Anita. / Conducting feminist gender research in the information systems field. Issues and Trends in Technology and Human Interaction. IGI Global, 2006. pp. 1-24
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Trauth EM, Kvasny L, Greenhill A. Conducting feminist gender research in the information systems field. In Issues and Trends in Technology and Human Interaction. IGI Global. 2006. p. 1-24 https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-59904-268-8.ch001