Qualitative Research in STEM : Studies of Equity, Access, and Innovation
Qualitative Research in STEM examines the groundbreaking potential of qualitative research methods to address issues of social justice, equity, and sustainability in STEM. A collection of empirical studies conducted by prominent STEM researchers, this book examines the experiences and challenges faced by traditionally marginalized groups in STEM, most notably culturally and linguistically diverse students and women. Investigations into these issues, as well as the high dropout rate among engineering students and issues of academic integrity in STEM, come with detailed explanations of the study methodologies used in each case. Contributors also provide personal narratives that share their perspectives on the benefits of qualitative research methodologies for the topics explored. Through a variety of qualitative methodologies, including participatory action research, Indigenous research, and critical ethnography, this volume aims to reveal and remedy the inequalities within STEM education today.
- Paperback | 330 pages
- 152 x 229 x 20.32mm | 496g
- 21 Jul 2016
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 15 black & white tables, 14 black & white halftones, 7 black & white line drawings
About Sherry Marx
Sherry Marx is Associate Professor of English as Second Language (ESL) Education, Multicultural Education, and Qualitative Research Methods at Utah State University.
Table of contents
Contents Introduction Sherry Marx *"I am an innovator:" Quahn's Counter-narrative of Becoming in STEM Angela Calabrese Barton, Myunghwan Shin, and LaQuahn Johnson *"I come because I make toy.": Examining Nodes of Criticality in an Afterschool Science & Engineering (SE) Club with Refugee Youth Edna Tan and Beverly Faircloth * Sociocultural Analysis of Engineering Design: Latino High School Students' Funds of Knowledge and Implications for Culturally Responsive Engineering Education Joel Alejandro Mejia * Bruised But Not Broken: African American Women Persistence in Engineering Degree Programs in Spite of Stereotype Threat Sherry Marx * Examining Academic Integrity in the Postmodern: Undergraduates' Use of Solutions to Complete Textbook-based Engineering Coursework Angela Minichiello * Engineering Dropouts: A Qualitative Examination of Why Undergraduates Leave Engineering Matthew Meyer and Sherry Marx * nitacimowinis: A research story in Indigenous Science Education Jeff Baker * From Ambivalences toward Self-Efficacy: Bilingual Teacher Candidates' Shifting Sense of Knowing as Conocimiento with STEM Anita Bright and G. Sue Kasun * Examining the Non-Rational in Science Classrooms: Girls, Sustainability, and Science Education Kim Haverkos * Seven Types of Subitizing Activity Characterizing Young Children's Mental Activity Beth L. MacDonald and Jesse L. M. Wilkins * Orienting Students to One Another and to the Mathematics During Discussions Elham Kazemi and Adrian Cunard List of Contributors Index