In this article, I use an autoethnographical approach to explore how I identified my research interests of student voice, action research, and students as scientific researchers. My purpose was to identify some of the influences on my academic life. To achieve this goal, I used my writing as a method of both data collection and analysis combined with my parents’ interpretations of events to create narratives of my lived experiences. This process allowed me to make sense of how my lived experiences shaped my decision to become a doctoral student and the choices I have made as a novice researcher.


Autoethnography, Subjectivity, Writing As Inquiry

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I am a graduate student pursuing her PhD in Science Education. My research focuses on the use of student voice in the secondary science classroom. Correspondence regarding this article can be addressed directly to: klaux2@mail.usf.edu.


Dr. Janet Richards, for helping me find my voice. And to my parents, for helping me with everything else.

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