This paper explores the way in which educational researchers created a member checking process with adolescent students during a study to uncover and understand female and male’s dynamic mathematics identity in single-sex and coeducational mathematics classes within a public coeducational middle school in the United States. The authors developed a member checking process that included I-poems and Word Trees, which provided the youth with opportunities for self-reflection, enhancement of findings, examination of the students’ learning, and as a way to shift some of the power from the researcher to the participants. This paper serves as an example for other researchers to begin thinking about the important process of member checking and participants’ roles in the research.
Adolescents, I-Poems, Listening Guide, Member Checking, Word Trees
We would like to thank other members of the dissertation committee, Dr. S. Megan Che, Dr. Nicole Bannister, Dr. Diane Perpich, and Dr. William Bridges.
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Simpson, A., & Quigley, C. F. (2016). Member Checking Process with Adolescent Students: Not Just Reading a Transcript. The Qualitative Report, 21(2), 376-392. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol21/iss2/12