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However, the data from the focus groups helped to clarify and contextualise the responses of the party members to Tony Blair’s ‘New Labour’ project by confirming their overall suspicion of the modernisation process initiated by the party leadership. A typical reaction expressed by one party activist that met with support among most others participating in the various focus groups was that: I don’t necessarily agree with everything Tony Blair says or does, but if it means defeating the Tories then I’m all for it.

G. 1982. Field Research: A Sourcebook and Field Manual. London: Allen and Unwin. 163–7. Denzin, N. 1989. The Research Act: A Theoretical Introduction to Sociological Methods, 3rd edn. New York: McGraw-Hill. 234–47. qxd 9/21/2005 10:57 AM Page 25 What is Social Research? Hammersley, M. 1992. What’s Wrong With Ethnography? London: Routledge. 1–22. Kolakowski, L. 1993. An Overall View of Positivism. In: M. ), Social Research: Philosophy, Politics and Practice. London: Sage. 1–8. Laurie, H. and Sullivan, O.

169), the male research orthodoxy has used the objectivism of traditional science as a means of perpetuating the oppression of women. This use of ‘objectivism’ is seen as: An excuse for a power relationship every bit as obscene as the power relationship that leads women to be sexually assaulted, murdered and otherwise treated as mere objects. The assault on our minds, the removal from existence of our experiences as valid and true, is every bit as objectionable. The role of experience within feminist methodology Central to the argument for a distinctive feminist methodology is the placing of women’s experiences at the heart of the research.

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