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ERIC Number: EJ883630
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0951-8398
Two Researchers Reflect on Navigating Multiracial Identities in the Research Situation
Mohan, Erica; Chambers, Terah T. Venzant
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), v23 n3 p259-281 Jun 2010
Despite the increasing interest in the experiences of multiracial individuals, as evidenced by the emergent body of literature and research related to multiracial experiences, we lack an understanding of methodological concerns related to research with multiracial individuals. Here, we seek to (1) investigate the applicability of theories of insider/outsider status to research conducted by and with multiracial individuals, (2) interrogate our own research experiences as multiracial scholars conducting research with multiracial students, and (3) identify implications from our analysis for other researchers. We conclude that understandings of methodological terms related to monoracial populations are limited in their applicability to research with multiracial individuals. Additionally, we conclude that navigating multiracial identities in research situations is a particularly complicated process aided less by a shared sense of identity or community between researcher and participants and more by experiences that stem from a similar need to engage in micronegotiations of racial and ethnic identities. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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