Feminist Paradigm in the Social Researches


  • Aram Tofiq Hamasaiid بەشی کۆمەڵناسی، کۆلێژی زانستەمرۆڤایەتیەکان، زانکۆی سلێمانی، سلێمانی، هەرێمی کوردستان، عێراق
  • Alia Faraj Mustafa بەشی کۆمەڵناسی، کۆلێژی زانستەمرۆڤایەتیەکان، زانکۆی سلێمانی، سلێمانی، هەرێمی کوردستان، عێراق




Research Paradigm, Feminist Philosophy, Feminist Paradigm, Ontology, Epistemology, Methodology, Research Method


The lack of scientific literature in Kurdish language on research paradigms in the social sciences creates complications for new researchers. This paper attempts to discuss some of the basic issues of social science research in order to provide a clear presentation for researchers in this field. The purpose of this paper is to provide a brief overview of the different research paradigms. especially the feminist paradigm. The paper reviews the literature on the feminist paradigm and explains its ontological, epistemological and methodological positions. It also defines and explores different research methods in detail. It emphasizes that we need to be mindful of issues related to women in our choice of research paradigm and to design our research with a clear connection between the nature of the paradigm and the theoretical framework of research. The decision to choose a philosophical perspective for the study of a phenomenon or topic related to women's issues is important to be guided by the demands and needs of a study. It is important that researchers adopt an appropriate approach to the choice of research methods or combination of methods, but the choice of any research method should not be interpreted as indicative of an ontological or epistemological position, in the sense that the choice of research paradigm takes precedence.


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How to Cite

Hamasaiid, A. T., & Mustafa, A. F. (2024). Feminist Paradigm in the Social Researches. Journal of University of Human Development, 10(1), 80–88. https://doi.org/10.21928/juhd.v10n1y2024.pp80-88