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Pister, Rebecca – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
As reports of bullying continue to make headlines, the push to understand the processes behind bullying behaviors continues to rise. While a great deal of research has been conducted to better understand the processes behind and the outcomes of bullying, the majority of these studies are quantitative in nature and very few involve qualitative…
Descriptors: Bullying, Youth Problems, Middle School Students, Student Experience
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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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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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Giesler, Mark A. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2013
Male social work students are a numerical minority in Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) programs, a reality that warrants exploration as the academy strives for greater diversity within preservice social work programs. The present qualitative phenomenological study examined how male social work students in one BSW university program perceived their…
Descriptors: Males, Phenomenology, Social Work, Advantaged
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Bempechat, Janine; Ronfard, Samuel; Mirny, Anna; Li, Jin; Holloway, Susan D. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2013
The influence of teacher care and support in students' learning and motivation underscores the critical importance of fairness perceptions in the classroom. In this qualitative study we examined perceptions of unfairness and fairness among Russian grade nine students. We interviewed a total of 32 students in two traditional Moscow high schools…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Learning Motivation, Foreign Countries, High School Students
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Furrow, Hannah – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2012
This study explored the concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students in college writing classrooms. The researcher interviewed 37 college students and 11 faculty members from a variety of different types of colleges and universities. LGBT students stated concerns about their overall campus experiences, safety, and identity.…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Course Content, Homosexuality, Faculty
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Wiersema, Janice A.; Licklider, Barbara L. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2009
Most college students do not habitually do the deep thinking that will allow them to take their learning beyond the acquisition of knowledge. This paper examines the findings from a phenomenological study of 8 students involved in an interdisciplinary community focused on developing responsible, life-long learners and effective team members.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Metacognition, College Students, Phenomenology
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Zinicola, Debra A. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2009
Discussions of one urban middle school group of students who were investigating scientific phenomena were analyzed; this study was conducted to discern if and how peer interaction contributes to learning. Through a social constructivist lens, case study methodology, we examined conceptual change among group members. Data about science talk was…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Urban Education, Science Education, Investigations