Research methods courses can provide essential opportunities for graduate students to develop themselves as researchers. This article offers insights into the application of creative pedagogy and praxis for a graduate-level qualitative research methods class. Students learned and applied the innovative research method—gender audit as process and method—to understand the gendered nature of University social media accounts. Applying principles of collaborative learning and hands-on practice, students gained confidence in themselves as researchers while examining a contemporary issue affecting higher education institutions.
Creative Pedagogy, Teaching Research Methods, Innovative Research Methods, Social Media Analysis, Gender Audit as Process and Method, Collaborative Learning, Gender Representation, Equity
We would like to thank Ronald Chenail and The Qualitative Report editorial team for their keen insight and encouraging comments on an earlier draft of this article.
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CohenMiller, A., Smat, N., Yenikeyeva, A., & Yassinova, K. (2020). Creative Pedagogy and Praxis with Social Media: Applications in and Out of the Qualitative Research Classroom. The Qualitative Report, 25(5), 1215-1232. Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol25/iss5/4
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