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Richardson, Tobin; Mulvihill, Thalia; Latz, Amanda O. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine factors related to the persistence of university seniors pursuing a baccalaureate degree and preparing for medical school admission. This topic is important as a vast majority of students who begin their undergraduate studies identifying as "pre-med" change this objective early in their academic…
Descriptors: Medical Schools, Premedical Students, Academic Persistence, Student Attitudes
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Stillisano, Jacqueline R.; Waxman, Hersh C.; Brown, Danielle B.; Alford, Beverly L. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
This study focused on the unique qualities of selected college access centers established in Texas high schools with the dual goal of assisting students with college preparation activities and of creating a school-wide college going culture. Six centers demonstrating estimable outcomes on at least one of several different variables were…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Access to Education, High Schools, College Preparation
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Alban, David J.; Reeves, Patricia L. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
Increasingly diverse classrooms require educators to examine the appropriateness of teaching practices for certain student subgroup populations. With high accountability for schools to account for student achievement inclusively, a growing interest in culturally responsive practices necessitates more investigation of learning and instruction…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Semi Structured Interviews, Phenomenology, Teaching Methods
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Hall, Sarah A. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2013
The voice of people with intellectual disabilities (ID) is needed in the literature to best understand their unique experiences and perspectives. Researchers face challenges in conducting interviews with people with ID who are limited in conceptual and verbal language skills. It can also be difficult to obtain participants with ID because of…
Descriptors: Sampling, Mental Retardation, Qualitative Research, Phenomenology
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Kandakai, Tina L.; Ding, Kele; Broomfield, Tyree S.; Iverson, Susan V. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2013
The legal parameters regarding adult-child sexual intimacy varies across states. In many states, rules regarding the definition of "child" and age-of-consent laws seem to perpetuate lax and ambivalent responses to adult- child sex. To explore the criminal response to adult-child sex, particularly statutory rape, seven active male and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Rape, Low Income, Urban Areas
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Hamer, Lynne; Chen, Wenting; Plasman, Kellie; Sheth, Susan; Yamazaki, Kasumi – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2013
This article reports on the use of participatory action research (PAR) in a graduate teacher education research course. It presents data on how the Principles of Kwanzaa are exemplified in community activities in an African American community in Toledo, Ohio. Using a case study approach, the PAR focused on two questions: (1) In what ways do…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Action Research, African American Community, Holidays
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Lafkas, Sara McPhee – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2012
More American families now have shifting family forms and gender role practices, but some religious faiths still subscribe to traditional family and gender roles. Following these ideals in modern society can challenge adherents. This qualitative study examined one such faith, considering the perceptions of Mormon (i.e., Latter-day Saint) women…
Descriptors: Females, Adult Development, Divorce, Semi Structured Interviews
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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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Jackson, Dionne B.; Talbert, Tony L. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2012
We used the single-case study method to develop an in-depth profile of Yajaira's (pseudonym) instruction based on her epistemological beliefs and science education experiences. We selected the participant using criterion based, purposeful sampling. Data collection included semi-structured interviews, direct observations, and the collection of…
Descriptors: Science Education, Secondary School Science, Science Teachers, Alternative Teacher Certification
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Kay, Denise; Summers, Jessica J.; Svinicki, Marilla D. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2011
The benefits of students' experiences of community, especially in K-12 settings, are well established in the professional literature; however, the influence of college students' perceptions of classroom community is a relatively new focus in educational research. Even less is known about professors' perceptions of classroom community; particularly…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Community, Classroom Environment