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ERIC Number: EJ1033606
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1554-754X
Treatment of Race/Ethnicity in Career-Technical Education Research
Rojewski, Jay W.; Xing, Xue
Career and Technical Education Research, v38 n3 p245-256 2013
This study examined how researchers of career-technical education have treated the construct of race/ethnicity in recent studies. Fifty-one of 71 articles published in the Career and Technical Education Research (CTER) over a 7-year span (2005-2011) were included. A content analysis found that only one quarter (n = 13, 25.49%) of eligible studies reported the racial/ethnic composition of their samples. Race/ethnicity was most likely to be reported only (n = 10) when it was used in some type of inferential analysis. Further, only two thirds (n = 34, 66.67%) of published studies reported the gender of research participants. The authors argue that the lack of precise descriptions of sample composition, including gender and race/ethnicity, weakens the potential impact of career and technical education research, and severely limit our inability to determine the representativeness of samples studied and our ability to generalize findings to larger populations. Additional implications and suggestions for future research are offered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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