Feminist Research Methodologies: An Analysis Of Graduate Level Dissertations At CEWS


  • Dua-e-Rehma Women's Studies University of Karachi
  • Seema Manzoor Women's Studies University of Karachi
  • Dr Nasreen Aslam Shah Department Social Work & Women’s Studies University of Karachi




The study is about learning of feminist research and its application at academic level. The aim of this study is to analyze attitudes of feminist students towards feminist research in order to conduct research in feminist perspective and select topics, methodologies, sample as well as data collection tools and analysis. A sample of 50 M.A. dissertations of different topics of the year 2013-2014 has been selected from the Centre of Excellence for Women’s Studies University of Karachi. Selected topics of sample thesis are based on women’s issues and general social issues. The analytical approach is used with quantitative research methods. Purposive and convenience sampling methods of non-probability sampling are applied. The study observed that students attempted to research and analyze the selected topics from a feminist perspective. Results show that majority of the students apply mix methodology in their researches. They usually select common issues of women for research. There is a need to raise more themes about women and gender issues to bring social change.




How to Cite

Rehma, D. .- e-., Manzoor, S., & Shah, N. A. (2017). Feminist Research Methodologies: An Analysis Of Graduate Level Dissertations At CEWS. Pakistan Journal of Gender Studies, 14(1), 65–80. https://doi.org/10.46568/pjgs.v14i1.141