Term: Fall 2023
Working With: Alexis Dennis email@example.com
Meets: via Zoom, day and time TBD.
Topic: First-Generation and Working-Class Graduate Students’ Stories of Pursuing Higher Education: A Life Histories Interview Study
Using life histories interviews of 47 current and former graduate and professional first-generation students who identify as having come from working-class or economically poor communities, this project explores how participants became interested in and later attended and adjusted to graduate and professional study: how they make sense of their status as graduate students while managing other identities, and how they work to maintain familial bonds and negotiate these relationships as they experience social mobility. As a student enrolled in this course, you will undertake a research project in which you will work with data provided by the instructor. This research practicum especially deals with qualitative data and methods. Students should expect to receive basic training in how to work with qualitative data, specifically life histories interviews and narratives. This training includes transcription, data cleaning and light coding using NVivo 21, building of literature reviews, and research ethics (CITI Program) certification.
Available for 2-3 credits.
To Apply: Interested students should contact Alexis Dennis, firstname.lastname@example.org