ERIC Number: EJ1126184
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Resisting Coherence: Trans Men's Experiences and the Use of Grounded Theory Methods
Catalano, D. Chase J.
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), v30 n3 p234-244 2017
In this methodological reflective manuscript, I explore my decision to use a grounded theoretical approach to my dissertation study on trans* men in higher education. Specifically, I question whether grounded theory as a methodology is capable of capturing the complexity and capaciousness of trans*-masculine experiences. Through the lenses of social justice and Critical Trans Politics I question whether theory generation with so little published about trans* men in research puts limitations on the possibilities of liberation for trans* men. I suggest researchers consider utilizing exploratory research to understand the experiences of trans* men instead of theorizing about their lived experiences.
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Higher Education, Males, Sexual Identity, Experience, Student Experience, Social Justice, College Students, Research Methodology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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