3.1 of the 2017 statistical data collected by

3.1
Introduction

 

            This chapter provides details of how
I conducted the study in order to show how the methodological approach used
relates to my research questions. Qualitative research methods are more
appropriate for a research such as this, which involves sensitive
female-oriented issues or feminists’ research, as it generally is associated
with factors such as interpretivism, subjectivity and femininity, whereas quantitative research is
associated with statistics, objectivity, masculinity (Westmarland, 2001).

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In this qualitative research, use has been made of semi-structured interviews
as a source of primary research data. In addition use was made of secondary
literature, including the use of the 2017 statistical data collected by Oxford
Brookes University of the enrolment of British Muslim female students. This
research and its epistemological approach follow from a feminist, scientific
and ethical perspective following Butler (Butler, 1988/1990). This approach is preferable as
it provides a richer and deeper set of data than what a quantitative approach
would provide. Feminist epistemology highlights the use of gender as an analytical
category in discussions, criticisms, and reconstructions of epistemic
practices, norms, and ideals. In this research,  the social epistemology of British Muslim
female students has been mainly concentrated on and forms the basis for the
theory behind the methodology employed.

 

3.2
Method and Methodology

 

It is important to discuss the differences between methods
and methodology in a qualitative research. Kothari (2004) states that method refers to use of all the
methods and techniques to collect data through different forms of interaction
with people in order to discover the answer. On the other hand, methodology is a way to
systematically gain knowledge and the best strategy to apply in order to solve
a research problem; it’s the theory behind why the method in question has been
selected. What is more, I attempt to demonstrate the research design through ‘a
set of flexible guidelines’ linking theory and methods for data collection (Denzin and Lincoln, 2005). Denzin’s work combined theory with collecting the
evidence in the research.