Qualitative Research With Diverse and Underserved Communities

Edited by:
Jeton McClinton, Jackson State University
Arthur E. Hernandez, University of the Incarnate Word
Alma L. Thornton, Jackson State University

A volume in the series: Current Social and Cultural Issues: Challenges and Solutions. Editor(s): Jeton McClinton, Jackson State University. Arthur E. Hernandez, University of the Incarnate Word. Alma L. Thornton, Jackson State University.

Published 2024

The purpose of the book is to provide a description and explanation of various qualitative methods and mechanisms of analysis with case study examples. The book will introduce theory, methods, and techniques and can serve as a “field guide” for practice. Though there are many books which describe qualitative research, this book is designed from its inception as a guide to inquiry with individuals from and groups and communities which are underrepresented, marginalized and/or socially disadvantaged. With this purpose, the book focuses on the meaningfulness of qualitative approaches framed by a commitment to social justice and considers qualitative research with the imperative of involving voiceless, marginalized, unrepresented, or devalued populations.

We anticipate the book will be useful for teachers of qualitative research and evaluation, practitioners, dissertation students considering qualitative methods and as a ready reference (i.e., a field guide). The authors/editors believe this book will expand national conversations about social justice, address voids in the literature and gaps in public policy informed by social justice and inform the general body of knowledge concerning qualitative research.

Foreword, Thomas J. Durant, Jr. Introduction, Jeton McClinton, Arthur E. Hernandez, and Alma L. Thornton. Rationale, Jeton McClinton. Inquiry, Jeton McClinton. Information, Alma L. Thornton. Meaning, Arthur E. Hernandez. Sharing, Alma L. Thornton. Process, Arthur E. Hernandez. Introduction to Case Studies, Jeton McClinton, Arthur E. Hernandez, and Alma L. Thornton. CASE STUDIES SECTION I. Introduction to Case Study 1, Case Study 1—Bearing Witness to Mobilize Change: Narratives of Experience of School Desegregation, Candace Schlein, Loyce Caruthers, and Jennifer Friend. Introduction to Case Study 2. Case Study 2—Social and Learning Experiences of Underrepresented Students in STEM Summer Programs: A Culturally Responsive Case Study, Guan Saw, Kahi Hedrick-Romano, Ryan Culbertson, Pesha Mabrie, and Vicki Lynton. Introduction to Case Study 3. Case Study 3—Women at the Top in Policing: Centering Their Voices Through Grounded Theory and Situational Analysis Methodologies, Nicola Smith-Kea and Elizabeth L. Holloway. Introduction to Case Study 4. Case Study 4—The Social Determinants of a Heart Healthy Community: A Participatory Action Research Project, Adriana Glenn, Sandra Davis, and Karen Dawn. Introduction to Case Study 5. Case Study 5—Narrative Positioning in Sociolinguistic Interviews With “Gay” Immigrants’ Coming-Out Experiences, Ping-Hsuan Wang. CASE STUDIES SECTION II. Introduction to Case Study 6, Case Study 6—Exploring the Lived Experiences of Latino First-Generation Students in a Community College Baccalaureate Program, Carmen Jones. Introduction to Case Study 7. Case Study 7—In Pictures and Words: Centering Black Women’s Experiences With Their Bodies With Narrative Photovoice Methodology, Y. Falami Devoe, Elizabeth L. Holloway, and Philomena Essed. Introduction to Case Study 8. Case Study 8—Mothercentric Methodology: Using Critical Race Ethnography for Mothering Students of Color in Post-Secondary Education, Cindy N. Phu. Introduction to Case Study 9. Case Study 9—Exploring Assistive Technology Influences on Kentucky AgrAbility Program Recipients’ Work Life, Nesma Osman and Donna J. Peterson. Introduction to Case Study 10. Case Study 10—Interpretive Inquiry Into Muslim Students’ Elementary School Experiences in Canada, Afshan Amjad, Julia Ellis, and Anna Kirova. Introduction to Case Study 11. Case Study 11—Can You Hear Me Now? Voices of First-Generation College Students About Their Experiences to Remain and Graduate From High School as Explained by Critical Race Theory, Gloria Dansby-Giles and Jacqueline Dansby. Introduction to Case Study 12. Case Study 12—Elevating the Voices of Black Male College Students Through Critical Qualitative Inquiry Case Study Context, Dante Pelzer. CASE STUDIES SECTION III. Introduction to Case Study 13. Case Study 13—Teacher as Researcher Activities to Build Relationships and Support Learning, Julia Ellis and Charney Randhawa Docherty. Introduction to Case Study 14. Case Study 14—On Interrogating Binaries and Attending to Power Through Feminist Research Methodologies in Environmental Education, María C. Ospina, Jenna M. Turpin, Kaitlyn A. Murray, Sarah T. Abusaa, Christopher C. Jadallah, Alycia M. Drwencke, Emily L. Pascoe, Rebecca L. Godwin, Rylie Ellison, and Katherine A. Dynarski. Introduction to Case Study 15. Case Study 15—Using Ambiguous Picture for Data Triangulation in Qualitative Research: The Case of Exploring Writing anxiety Among Chinese Graduate Students, Fang Liang and Jeannine Turner. Introduction to Case Study 16. Case Study 16—In the Trenches: Building a Composite Character to Understand the Experience of Black Men in Graduate Education, Jesse Ford. Introduction to Case Study 17. Case Study 17—The Hermeneutic Circle in Ayiti: A Method of Analysis to Amplify Individual and Collective Ayisyen Voices, Jessica Darnell Brazell-Brayboy. Introduction to Case Study 18. Case Study 18—An Arts-Informed Narrative Methodology Rooted in Black Feminist Perspectives and Black Storytelling Traditions, Stephanie Fearon. Introduction to Case Study 19. Case Study 19—Digging Deeper and Reaching Out: Using Qualitative Research to Include Voice in Diverse and Underserved Communities, Margery Covello, Kwanza A. Cogdell, Caroline Lembo, and Ronald W. Whitaker, II. Introduction to Case Study 20. Case Study 20—Qualitative Research With Undocumented Immigrants, Ana K. Soltero López. Introduction to Case Study 21. Case Study 21—A Phenomenological Case Study on Leadership Opportunities for Students With Disabilities, Tan King Lok and Donnie Adams. Case Study 22 — A Gay Mathematics Teacher and a Lesbian Mathematics Teacher Each Walk Into Their Classroom: An Exploration of a Case Study, Kyle S. Whipple. About the Editors. About the Contributors.