xposing Whiteness Because We Are Free: Emancipation Methodological Practice in Identifying and Challenging Racial Practices in Sociology Departments

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Race-related research presents a number of unique challenges that must be addressed so the integrity of the research process as well as the validity and reliability of the data can remain strong. Race as a category is a dehumanizing process because for hundreds of years it has pressed us to live out the lie that some people are 'better than' or 'less than' others, based only on phenotypical characteristics. The case study as a method of inquiry has a long tradition in psychology and anthropology. Narrative analysis of interview transcripts and organizational documents help find the deeper meaning of participants' stories. A value of focus group methodology is the opportunity to gather a collective story from a number of people talking together that would not arise if the people were interviewed separately. Anthropologists and sociologists have long been using interviews to obtain information from research participants for clinical diagnosis, counseling, and psychological testing.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hordge-Freeman, E; Mayorga, S; Bonilla-Silva, E

Published Date

  • January 1, 2016

Book Title

  • Rethinking Race and Ethnicity in Research Methods

Start / End Page

  • 95 - 122

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781611320008

Citation Source

  • Scopus