Triangulation of Feminist Methods: Uncovering Discrimination Against Female Graduate Teaching Assistants a Case Study
Social Sciences
Volume 8, Issue 1, February 2019, Pages: 29-35
Received: Nov. 26, 2018; Accepted: Dec. 18, 2018; Published: Mar. 27, 2019
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Joanne Ardovini, Audrey Cohen School for Human Services and Education, Metropolitan College of New York, New York, United States of America
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Discrimination against women and the devaluation of their work occurs within our society. Academe is not immune to sexist ideologies toward female faculty, students and graduate instructors. A previously conducted study questioned whether students within female graduate instructors’ classrooms express this form of discrimination via hostile, dominant, disrespectful behavior, and devaluation. This study utilizes a triangulation of methods, both quantitative and qualitative. Unobtrusive observations, surveys, and consciousness-raising debriefings were used in order to examine the issue of sexism in academe and grant voice and merit to the experiences of female graduate teaching instructors. This study examines the methods utilized and questions whether such collection of data would be pertinent during the Me Too Movement Era.
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Research Methods, Inequality, Gender Studies, Case Study
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Joanne Ardovini, Triangulation of Feminist Methods: Uncovering Discrimination Against Female Graduate Teaching Assistants a Case Study, Social Sciences. Vol. 8, No. 1, 2019, pp. 29-35. doi: 10.11648/j.ss.20190801.15
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