Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice
Qualitative research surrounding perceptions of reality influence human experience. Since qualitative research is grounded in theoretical perspectives and epistemologies that value human experience as knowledge and embrace identity and cultural awareness (Hollingsworth & Dybdahl, 2007), qualitative methods in education research can have an endless capacity for abolishing social inequities.
I have experience teaching research methods courses. My goal is to challenge students to become agents of social justice. I encourage students to question the methods we employ and seek solutions that are necessary for combatting injustices. Rigorous and systematic methods that shed light on injustices students experience and advance the eradication of social injustices are a step toward the dream of education as liberation (Freire, 2005). Students ask ‘what methods should I use to address a set of research questions’. However, I can appreciate when they also ask, ‘How can my research transform the status quo?’ – a question that is situated within an emancipatory perspective.
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Baker, Aaliyah, "Can We Teach Methods That Transgress? Emancipatory Perspectives and the Praxis of Research" (2023). Educational Leadership Faculty Publications. 288.