The purpose of this article is to analyze how mixed methods research can be framed in feminist studies. Contentions in mixed methods research are approached, and the claims of the advocators and opponents to mixed methods research are analyzed. Contentions in feminist approach are also analyzed. Although feminist theorizing has been reluctant to the use of mixed methods research, it is claimed that combining quantitative and qualitative methodologies can contribute to the feminist goals of social justice and equality. Feminist post-constructionism is proposed as a good thinking tool for framing mixed methods research in feminist studies. By simultaneously embracing and transgressing previous theorizing, it overcomes the irreconcilability of quantitative and qualitative approaches. Finally, an example of a feminist mixed methods research design is analyzed. Using a mixed methods approach, this study analyzed how gendering processes influence the career and life paths of women who reach top-level management positions in the Portuguese tourism sector.
"Mixed Methods Research to understand Gender Inequality in Tourism through a Feminist Post-constructionist Lens,"
Journal of International Women's Studies: Vol. 24:
1, Article 2.
Available at: https://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol24/iss1/2