ERIC Number: EJ1203602
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Can You Really Measure That? Combining Critical Race Theory and Quantitative Methods
Sablan, Jenna R.
American Educational Research Journal, v56 n1 p178-203 Feb 2019
Critical race theory (CRT) has been used in educational literature to emphasize the influence of racism on educational opportunity and the assets of students of color. Quantitative methods appear antithetical to CRT tenets according to some, but this article endeavors to show why this is not the case, based on both historical and contemporary notions. To build this argument, the author presents results from an empirical study that used data from a survey of undergraduates and measurement theory to quantify students' community cultural wealth, a CRT framework that describes the cultural assets of communities of color. The author concludes with recommendations for incorporating quantitative methods into future CRT studies.
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Statistical Analysis, Educational Research, Undergraduate Students, Cultural Capital, Asian American Students, Pacific Americans, Measures (Individuals)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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