When the Lion Learns to Write: a Counterstory About a Doctoral Student's Qualitative Research Project
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education
This essay utilizes critical race theory composite counterstorytelling to tell a story about Alberto, a first-generation Xicano doctoral student who is presenting his dissertation research proposal to his qualitative research class. Through Alberto’s character, I discuss my complicated process of designing and conducting a research study. Specifically, I reflect on why I decided to study the experiences of Mexican, Mexican American, and Xicanx students in higher education, why I used critical race theory, Latinx/a/o critical race theory, and critical race spatial analysis as theoretical frameworks, why I utilized critical collaborative ethnography as my research approach, and why I chose counterstorytelling as a research method to distribute my findings.
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Gonzalez, M. A. (2022). When the lion learns to write: a counterstory about a doctoral student’s qualitative research project. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 1-18.