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Dole, Sharon – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
Through the use of the framework of risk and resilience in a narrative inquiry, the present study examined the protective factors affecting the academic success of 24 Jamaican women in a graduate cohort in educational administration. All but two of the women rose from poverty to become academically successful, defined as having achieved graduate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resilience (Psychology), Risk, Academic Achievement
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Anderson-Meger, Jennifer – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
Epistemological development is an important factor in facilitating learner identity and developing critical thinking aptitudes. This qualitative action research study explored undergraduate social work students' epistemological beliefs about knowledge, how knowledge is constructed, and implications for social work education. Data collection…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Social Work, Qualitative Research, Action Research
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Odeyemi, Christo – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2013
Using urban and rural community settings, this review article focuses on ethical issues associated with ethnographer-participant interaction and draws from the ethnographic accounts of Bronislaw Malinowski and Susan Krieger. As such, the following sections intend to illuminate the issue of ethics in ethnography research. As case studies, the…
Descriptors: Ethics, Ethnography, Case Studies, Researchers
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Valandra, V. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2012
In this analysis I reflected how research reflexivity and professional use of self assisted me in completing my phenomenological doctoral study about African American mothers' experiences of sexual mistreatment and how those experiences influence their child rearing practices within an extended family system. I combined research and social work…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Phenomenology, African Americans, Females
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Berry, William F. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2012
Negotiating meaning, knowledge, and identity is fundamental to composing processes. These negotiations occur both individually and socially for writers. Sexual identity is an intrinsic part of these negotiations, but is often overlooked by researchers. This study explored the phenomenon of negotiating sexual identity in the composing processes of…
Descriptors: Interviews, Homosexuality, Sexual Identity, Males
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Brooks, Candice Elaine – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2012
This article discusses the findings of an exploratory qualitative study that examined the influences of individual and collective sociocultural identities on the community involvements and high academic achievement of 10 Black alumni who attended a predominantly White institution between 1985 and 2008. Syntagmatic narrative analysis and…
Descriptors: African American Students, Academic Achievement, Alumni, Biographies
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Brilhart, Dan – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2010
This postmodern ethnographic study of teacher conceptualization of teaching expanded the findings of other research regarding the disconnect between teacher preparation programs and classroom teaching by exploring how personal and professional knowledge and identities are synthesized for 10 in-service teachers. Teachers in the study filtered…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Ethnography, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching (Occupation)
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Jungers, Christin M.; Gregoire, Jocelyn – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2010
Investigating the influence of the Roman Catholic Church on the racial/ethnic identity development of Mauritian Creole peoples was the broad goal of the present study, which was framed by multidimensional approaches to human development, identity development models, and principles of Catholic Social Teaching (CST). Data were collected from 25…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Ethnicity, Catholics, Creoles
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Wells, Anita G.; Bhattacharya, Kakali; Morgan, Dianne D. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2009
This study used phenomenological methodology to explore how 4 Deaf employees described quality of camaraderie of participation in work-related tasks and relationships. Three invariant themes echoed through the data. The first theme was hitting the ceiling quickly and choosing to stay; employees remained in the secondary job market for years…
Descriptors: Employees, Deafness, Phenomenology, Peer Relationship
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Crane, Lauren Shapiro; Burns, Emily M.; Johnson, Hannah E.; Brown, Betsy R.; Ufholz, Kelsey E.; Riehle, Jennifer L. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2009
This study investigated the possibility that a link exists between an individual's concept of Divinity and concept of self. Participants were 12 Christians (6 Catholic, 6 Methodist) and 8 Buddhists. They answered open-ended questions about sacredness, after-death experience, and humanity's relation to the natural world. Content analyses focused on…
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Interviews, Christianity, Buddhism