The best of two worlds: between-method triangulation in feminist economic research.

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Blin, M. and Siegman, K. 2006. The best of two worlds: between-method triangulation in feminist economic research. London SOAS.
TypeWorking paper
TitleThe best of two worlds: between-method triangulation in feminist economic research.
AuthorsBlin, M. and Siegman, K.
Abstract

Assumptions applied in Orthodox Economic methods are criticised for being an inadequate depiction of reality. This is particularly the case from the perspective of
Feminist Economics. Gender biases are reflected in the quantitative data sources and methods commonly applied for economic research. These include male biases in statistical data, a focus on outcomes rather than processes as well as the neglect of reproductive work and its interaction with market work. To overcome these problems, this paper introduces between-method triangulation, i.e. the combination of quantitative and qualitative methods of data generation and analysis, as an innovative and more realistic methodology to conduct gendered economic analysis. It draws on the authors’ recent empirical work on the Indonesian and Mauritian labour markets where between-method triangulation was employed. The approach is shown to be able to enhance empirical economic analysis by mutually validating results.
Furthermore, the approach is shown to remove gender biases in economic analysis by analysing conflicting evidence and by complementing quantitative with qualitative findings in light of feminist economics theory.

LanguageEnglish
PublisherSOAS
Place of publicationLondon
Publication dates
PrintFeb 2006
Publication process dates
Deposited15 Dec 2010
Output statusPublished
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Department of Economics working papers, no 146.

Institution nameUniversity of London: School of Oriental and African Studies
Department nameDepartment of Economics
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