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Självförfattning, läckage och olikhet: Om att kombinera kvantitativ metod och queera teorier i sexualitetsstudier
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to combine queer theories with quantitative methods. In social sciences, queer theories are being widely and increasingly used. Quantitative method is also widely used, and as a traditional method it can be regarded as a cornerstone in social sciences, sociology in particular. However, the two perspectives, queer theories and quantitative method, seem at a first glance to be very different in their understanding of social phenomena. Queer theories have, with some exceptions, mainly focused on qualitative research concerning such phenomena as sexuality, while the field of science is quite diverse. In this field, except from qualitative, queer research, there are also quantitative studies that use surveys to gather information.This study combines the two perspectives, thus creating a study inspired by queer theories and focusing on the methodological problems that occur when embracing queer theories’ elements of difference and social constructivism, and using a method which aims to standardize… The study also explores if the descriptions of sex and sexuality proposed by queer theories are reflected in the population. Using surveys, information have been gathered from students of five different institutions at Uppsala University.

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Keyword [en]
queer theory, quantitative methods, methodology, statistics in social sciences, epistemology of difference
National Category
Social Sciences Sociology
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-175288OAI: diva2:530882
Educational program
Master Programme in Social Sciences
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-06-05 Created: 2012-06-05 Last updated: 2012-06-05Bibliographically approved

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