Qualitative Methodology: Designing Innovative and Rigorous Engineering Education Research
- Monday, February 12, 2018 from 11:30am to 1:00pm
- Strand Union Building, Ballroom C - view map
Montana Engineering Education Research Center &
Thorson Excellence in Engineering Research Program
TEER-MEERC Workshop #5: Qualitative Methodology 1 - Designing Innovative and Rigorous Engineering Education Research
Description: Qualitative research is well suited for investigation of deep and complex engineering education problems, particularly those specific to rural contexts, small populations, and under-served or marginalized groups. This interactive workshop explores ways to enhance qualitative research rigor and innovation by focusing on emerging theories, methodologies, and methods relevant to today’s engineering education challenges. Participants will develop or refine research questions, identify appropriate theories and methodologies specific to their research interests, and create a plan for data collection, analysis, and dissemination.
Facilitator: Dr. Christine Stanton
Time & Location: Monday, February 12, 11:30am-1:00pm (lunch served at 11:15am), SUB Ballroom C.
Facilitator Bio: Dr. Christine Rogers Stanton is an Assistant Professor in MSU’s Department of Education, where she teaches social studies methods, multicultural education, and qualitative research courses. She holds BA degrees in English and Geography from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL, a MA in Teaching from the University of Iowa, and a PhD in Education, Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wyoming. In addition to her 20-year career as a public school teacher, instructional coach, and teacher educator, she has provided professional development for researchers, community leaders, teachers, and university faculty. Dr. Stanton’s scholarship applies innovative qualitative methodologies, including critical curricular inquiry, discourse analysis, audiovisual storywork, and community-based participatory research, to advance strengths-based, place-conscious, and community-centered research and teaching in partnership with Indigenous and rural communities. She has contributed to a variety of funded research efforts, including NSF grants, and her work has been published in leading interdisciplinary journals, including Qualitative Inquiry, Curriculum Inquiry, and Equity & Excellence in Education. Dr. Stanton has been nominated for an American Educational Research Association Early Career Scholars Award (2015) and a College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for Social Studies Early Career Award (2016). In 2015, she earned the MSU Department of Education’s Outstanding Research Award.