Navigating an Unfamiliar Terrain: Reflections on Feminist Research Methodology in the Study of Filipino Deaf Gay Men

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Abstract

This paper aims to contribute to the existing body of knowledge on feminist research methodology by providing a comprehensive account of my experiences as a graduate student when I studied the lived realities of Filipino Deaf gay men employed in the private sector. I document and examine how the study was carried out during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and detail the measures I implemented to mitigate the challenges encountered at all stages of the data collection process. Specifically, this paper delves into the practical and ethical issues I faced in (1) recruiting participants, (2) providing reasonable accommodation, (3) establishing rapport, (4) obtaining informed consent, (5) conducting feminist in-depth interviews, (6) practicing duty of care, and (7) implementing measures for data analysis and validation. By explicitly writing my experiences, I seek to offer practical insights to future researchers interested in investigating the lived experiences of Deaf gay men in the Philippines and contribute to the ongoing discussions on feminist research methodology in both pandemic and post-pandemic eras.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2023
EventHong Kong Sociological Association 24th Annual Conference: Population Changes and Social Inequalities - Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 2 Dec 20232 Dec 2023

Conference

ConferenceHong Kong Sociological Association 24th Annual Conference: Population Changes and Social Inequalities
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
Period2/12/232/12/23

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