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Ruff, Chloe – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine how first-year college students perceive their development of domain identification with, and interest in, their prospective science major during their initial year of college. Four themes emerged from the coding and analysis of interviews with eight first-year science students: Self-Definition…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, College Freshmen, Majors (Students), Identification (Psychology)
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Creamer, Elizabeth G.; Ghoston, Michelle R.; Drape, Tiffany; Ruff, Chloe; Mukuni, Joseph – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2012
Popular movies were used in a doctoral-level qualitative research methods course as a way to help students learn about how to collect and analyze qualitative observational data in order to develop a grounded theory. The course was designed in such a way that collaboration was central to the generation of knowledge. Using media depictions had the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Grounded Theory, Qualitative Research, Methods Courses