In Authoring Your Life: Developing an Internal Voice to Navigate Life’s Challenges, Marcia B. Baxter Magolda offers a theory and model for building self-authorship through the development of an internal voice. Her primary audience is adults in their twenties and thirties, as well as their parents, peers, and employers. Qualitative researchers will also find the book of interest as a unique example of reporting results of a study in an original format.


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Robin Cooper is a doctoral candidate in Conflict Analysis and Resolution at Nova Southeastern University and is an adjunct professor in the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the university’s Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences. She also serves as an Associate Editor for The Qualitative Report. Robin’s research interests include culture and ethnic conflict, national belonging, collective identity, migration, Robin Cooper 232 gender and social control, and qualitative research. Her current dissertation research is a phenomenological study of the transition to a majority-minority community.

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Original volume and issue number from The Qualitative Weekly, an offshoot publication of The Qualitative Report which has been folded into the primary journal: Volume 2, Issue 40


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