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Cherubini, Lorenzo – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
The process of writing successful grant proposals has received not so dubious attention in the last several decades. This article provides contextual significance resulting from a review of literature spanning 1975 to 2013. I identify essential vocabulary stemming from the literature review to familiarize the reader with the terminology associated…
Descriptors: Success, Scholarship, Grantsmanship, Grants
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Pister, Rebecca – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
As reports of bullying continue to make headlines, the push to understand the processes behind bullying behaviors continues to rise. While a great deal of research has been conducted to better understand the processes behind and the outcomes of bullying, the majority of these studies are quantitative in nature and very few involve qualitative…
Descriptors: Bullying, Youth Problems, Middle School Students, Student Experience
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Watras, Joseph – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
This article describes the work of Oscar Lewis, Paul Willis, and John U. Ogbu, who used the concept of culture to explain the difficulties some children had in schools. Although Lewis, Willis, and Ogbu were well trained as ethnographers and their work influenced educators, critics complained that their explanations did not fit their evidence. The…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Cultural Influences, Criticism, Evidence
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Gillenwater, Cary – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
This phenomenological case study attempts to understand the phenomenon of intertextuality of traditional novels and graphic novels, and how it may or may not contribute to transference of one mode of literacy to another. The study's sample was seven Grade 12 Advanced Placement English/language arts students and their teacher. I conducted my…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Case Studies, Advanced Placement Programs, Grade 12
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Richardson, Tobin; Mulvihill, Thalia; Latz, Amanda O. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine factors related to the persistence of university seniors pursuing a baccalaureate degree and preparing for medical school admission. This topic is important as a vast majority of students who begin their undergraduate studies identifying as "pre-med" change this objective early in their academic…
Descriptors: Medical Schools, Premedical Students, Academic Persistence, Student Attitudes
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Watras, Joseph – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
Joseph Tobin made an impact on the field of comparative education in 2009 when he used a unique form of ethnography to illuminate the effects of world-wide forces, such as modernization, on schools in specific countries. Earlier, in 1989, he published "Preschool in Three Cultures" with co-authors David Wu and Dana Davidson. The…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Global Approach, Cues, Comparative Education
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Wang, Ye; Al-Said, Shariffa Khalid Qais – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
We explored the notion of what constitutes literacy, particularly as it pertains to individuals who are blind or with visual impairments, including those that do not use Braille as their primary way to access and produce text. Four groups of stakeholders participated in the study: a) college students who were blind or with visual impairments, b)…
Descriptors: Literacy, Definitions, Blindness, Visual Impairments
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Hall, Kia M. Q. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
In this study, a dual-level capabilities approach to development is introduced. This approach intends to improve upon individual-focused capabilities approaches developed by Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum. Based upon seven months of ethnographic research in the Afro-descendant, autochthonous Garifuna community of Honduras, constructivist grounded…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Individual Development, Constructivism (Learning), Grounded Theory
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Dole, Sharon – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
Through the use of the framework of risk and resilience in a narrative inquiry, the present study examined the protective factors affecting the academic success of 24 Jamaican women in a graduate cohort in educational administration. All but two of the women rose from poverty to become academically successful, defined as having achieved graduate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resilience (Psychology), Risk, Academic Achievement
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Serekoane, Motsaathebe; Sharp, Carla; Skinner, Donald; Marais, Lochner – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
Working in unfamiliar contexts and often alone, fieldworkers may face challenges for which their training and previous experience has not prepared them. While there is literature about the technical, ethical and moral aspects of fieldwork, there is little focusing on fieldworkers' actual experiences. Additionally, there is little constructive…
Descriptors: Coping, Deception, Emotional Response, Field Studies
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Stillisano, Jacqueline R.; Waxman, Hersh C.; Brown, Danielle B.; Alford, Beverly L. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
This study focused on the unique qualities of selected college access centers established in Texas high schools with the dual goal of assisting students with college preparation activities and of creating a school-wide college going culture. Six centers demonstrating estimable outcomes on at least one of several different variables were…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Access to Education, High Schools, College Preparation
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Alban, David J.; Reeves, Patricia L. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
Increasingly diverse classrooms require educators to examine the appropriateness of teaching practices for certain student subgroup populations. With high accountability for schools to account for student achievement inclusively, a growing interest in culturally responsive practices necessitates more investigation of learning and instruction…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Semi Structured Interviews, Phenomenology, Teaching Methods
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Falter Thomas, Angela – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
In this study, I explored the motivation of middle school students participating in online literature circles facilitated by college students, compared to traditional face-to-face literature circles they previously utilized. Sixty-eight rural, middle school students from two English teachers' classrooms took part in two sets of online literature…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Computer Mediated Communication, Communities of Practice, Comparative Analysis
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Anderson-Meger, Jennifer – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
Epistemological development is an important factor in facilitating learner identity and developing critical thinking aptitudes. This qualitative action research study explored undergraduate social work students' epistemological beliefs about knowledge, how knowledge is constructed, and implications for social work education. Data collection…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Social Work, Qualitative Research, Action Research
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Marrs Fuchsel, Catherine L. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
In 2011-2013, a qualitative exploratory study was conducted to examine the experiences of 36 immigrant Latina women who participated in a culturally specific 11-week curriculum--Sí Yo Puedo--in a psycho-educational group format. Using action research as a research design, four groups were conducted over a 2-year period at a community health clinic…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Females, Immigrants, Psychoeducational Methods
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