Julia: Hey Brady, how have you been lately? Brady: I’ve been great! I’ve just been working on this really intense research project.
Julia: Oh, Research Project?! That sounds interesting. What’s it on? Brady: It’s an evaluation of a Narrative Inquiry.
Julia: That sounds really interesting. Have you had any luck? Brady: Yeah! I found an article on Trans* postsecondary educators in Higher Education. I’d love to talk with you about it.
Julia: Absolutely. Why did the researcher choose to use a qualitative lense?. Brady: Well, Creswell says, “Narrative research is best for capturing the detailed stories or life experiences of a single life or the lives of a small number of individuals.” Researcher Simmons is a great example of that.
Brady: Capturing the stories of trans educators in higher education directly correlates with a qualitative study. Plus, this article states the problem of needing more research and dialogue on trans educators. Julia: How about the literature? Does the researcher utilize the literature to put the problem in context?
Brady: They utilized a theoretical framework from Brofenbrenner’s and Crenshaw focusing on a “bioecological perspective and an intersectionality framework”. Simmons references multiple authors and pieces of literature to put the experiences of trans educators in higher education into perspective.