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Title:"Our Experiences Are Not Unique": An Exploratory Study of Common Motivators and Inhibitors For Latinas in STEM Fields.
Author(s):Hiles, Hannah Rose
Subject(s):digital youth
qualitative research methods
Abstract:Using a combination of quantitative surveys conducted over 11 weeks, which reached 68 participants, and qualitative interviews collecting personal stories from two participants, our research team examined the general Latina experience within the academic and professional STEM community. The central hypothesis supporting this study was that Latinas in STEM experienced a sense of alienation and a general lack of support which discouraged them from both entering into and remaining in a STEM field. Our results did not broadly support this hypothesis: within our pool of respondents, the issue of alienation and lack of support was not statistically present, but this and similar issues were addressed strongly in qualitative responses, discouraging a full rejection of our original hypothesis.
Issue Date:2015-03-15
Series/Report:iConference 2015 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Peer Reviewed:yes
Rights Information:Copyright 2015 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-03-24

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