ERIC Number: EJ1169980
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
The Threat of Unexamined Secondary Data: A Critical Race Transformative Convergent Mixed Methods
Garcia, Nichole M.; Mayorga, Oscar J.
Race, Ethnicity and Education, v21 n2 p231-252 2018
This article uses a critical race theory framework to conceptualize a Critical Race Transformative Convergent Mixed Methods (CRTCMM) in education. CRTCMM is a methodology that challenges normative educational research practices by acknowledging that racism permeates educational institutions and marginalizes Communities of Color. The focus of this article is to examine the quantitative component of the mixed methods to interrogate "objective" and "scientific" assumptions of the statistical practices used in analyzing secondary datasets. To demonstrate this method, we analyze the ways in which race and ethnicity are treated as a variable in a secondary higher education dataset, and highlight how the conflation of both can influence how a sample is taken. We argue that it is imperative that theoretical frameworks used in research are not only applied to the research questions, analysis or interpretation, but also the secondary datasets being used.
Descriptors: Race, Critical Theory, Mixed Methods Research, Minority Groups, Data Analysis, Ethnicity, Research Problems, Guidelines, Higher Education, Racial Bias, Gender Differences, Social Differences, Whites, Power Structure, Cultural Differences, Outcomes of Education, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Research, Literature Reviews
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Education Level: Higher Education
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