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Researching men: The politics and possibilities of a qualitative mixed-methods approach

Mcclymont, Katie; Meth, Paula

Authors

Paula Meth



Abstract

Explicit consideration of the nature and workings of different qualitative methods for researching men are relatively uncommon within geography. Building on work which explores ethnographies, ethical concerns and questions about fieldwork, this paper focuses on a qualitative mixed-methods approach and explores the possibilities and politics of this approach in researching men. Drawing on key debates within men's studies regarding the contingency and complexity of men's identities and the marginalization of particular men, the paper illustrates the ways in which a mixed-methods approach furthers our understandings of these ideas. The paper focuses on the various contributions made by a single participant, a man known as Sakhile, from a wider project on men and violence conducted in South Africa, to explore the merits and difficulties of a mixed-methods approach. © 2009 Taylor & Francis.

Citation

Mcclymont, K., & Meth, P. (2009). Researching men: The politics and possibilities of a qualitative mixed-methods approach. Social and Cultural Geography, 10(8), 809. https://doi.org/10.1080/14649360903305775

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Dec 1, 2009
Journal Social and Cultural Geography
Print ISSN 1464-9365
Electronic ISSN 1470-1197
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 10
Issue 8
Pages 809
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/14649360903305775
Keywords gender, qualitative mixed methods, marginalization, politics, masculinity
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/1004325
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14649360903305775