Women, research and careers
- edited by Sue Hatt, Julie Kent and Carolyn Britton ; consultant editor, Jo Campling.
- Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Macmillan, 1999.
- Physical description
- xvii, 197 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 186-193) and index.
- List of Tables List of Boxes List of Exercises Foreword-- M.David & D.Woodward Acknowledgements Notes on the Contributors Introduction-- C.Britton, S.Hatt & J.Kent PART A: OUR EXPERIENCE The Research Context-- J.Kent & A.Palmer Doing a Higher Degree-- C.Brina, S.Parsons & R.Early Developing a Research Agenda-- M.Jackson & S.Maile Supporting Women in Research-- C.Britton Getting a Job-- S.Hatt PART B: YOUR EXPERIENCE Your Strengths and Weaknesses-- S.Hatt Your Goals-- S.Hatt Your Strategies-- J.Widdows
- Appendix 1: A Research Proposal
- Appendix 2: Information on Postgraduate Research Opportunities and Funding
- Appendix 3: Useful Addresses Bibliography Index.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
More women than men complete a social science undergraduate degree but few consider a research career. Social science research has typically been a masculine endeavour, and women who are engaged in social research in British universities face greater obstacles than men in building a successful career. This book draws upon the experiences of a group of women who came together for support and encouragement in becoming 'research active'. These women are at different stages of their careers and their personal lives, and yet each contribution reflects the difficulties of being a woman researcher in academia. The main issues facing women in research are identified and the book will be useful for those considering, or already embarked upon, a research career. It also contributes to debates about women's role in the academic world. This collection breaks new ground by combining the reflections of established researchers with self- assessment exercises for potential researchers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- 0333722981 (hardcover)
- 0333773233 (pbk.) £15.99
- 9780333773239 (PBK.)
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