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4/3 Talk by Sharlene Hess-Bieber

Beyond the Clinical Trial: Valuing Mixed Methods in Scientific Research
Friday, April 4
2:00-3:00 pm
Campus Center, Hadley Room
Sharlene Hesse-Biber is Professor of Sociology and  Director of Women's Studies & Gender Studies Program at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

She has written widely on methodological and methods issues, including the role of technology and emergent methods in social research. She is co-editor of Emergent Methods in Social Research (Sage, 2006). She is co-author of The Practice of Qualitative Research (Sage, 2006; second edition, 2010; third edition, 2014). She is editor of the Handbook of Feminist Research: Theory and Praxis (Sage, 2007; 2012), which was selected as one of the Critics' Choice Award winners by the American Education Studies Association and was also chosen as one of Choice Magazine's Outstanding Academic titles for 2007. She is co-editor of the Handbook of Emergent Methods (Guilford, 2008). She is a contributor to the Handbook of Grounded Theory (Sage, 2008) as well the Handbook of Mixed Methods Research (Sage 2nd edition, 2010). She is author of Mixed Methods Research: Merging Theory with Practice (Guilford, 2010). Her new edited book, The Practice of Feminist Research (Sage, 2014) will be available July, 2013.

Her co-edited Handbook of Mixed and Multimethod Research is forthcoming (Oxford, 2014) as well as her monograph on women and genetic testing, Waiting for Cancer to Come: Genetic Testing and Women's Medical Decision Making for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer, is forthcoming (early 2014) with The University of Michigan Press.

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