Toward a National Agenda for Broadening Participation of African Americans in Engineering Computer Science: A Methodological Overview of Phase II

Chanee D.Hawkins Ash, Walter Lee, Jeremi London, Teirra Holloman, Gilbert Jew, Atota Halkiyo, Bevlee Watford

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Abstract

This 'work in progress' showcases the methodological processes underway in Phase II of a three-part study. In its entirety, the study aims to (1) critically assess and evaluate the current research-to-practice cycle as it relates to participation and success of African Americans in engineering and computer science, and (2) set a national agenda for broadening the participation of African Americans in these two fields. Phase II of this study consists of semi-structured interviews with approximately 60 subject-matter experts from the fields of K-12 education, undergraduate education, graduate education, and the engineering and computing workforce. This paper discusses the following processes: a) participant recruitment, screening, and selection, as well as, b) protocol development and piloting. Insights about our methodological approaches might be useful to others developing research designs intended to capture the perspectives of various stakeholders associated with similarly complex and multifaceted issues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Education
Subtitle of host publicationFostering Innovation Through Diversity, FIE 2018 - Conference Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538611739
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 4 2019
Event48th Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2018 - San Jose, United States
Duration: Oct 3 2018Oct 6 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
Volume2018-October
ISSN (Print)1539-4565

Conference

Conference48th Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2018
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose
Period10/3/1810/6/18

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Keywords

  • African Americans
  • Computer science
  • Engineering
  • Instrumental case study
  • Methods
  • Participation
  • Research agenda

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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Ash, C. D. H., Lee, W., London, J., Holloman, T., Jew, G., Halkiyo, A., & Watford, B. (2019). Toward a National Agenda for Broadening Participation of African Americans in Engineering Computer Science: A Methodological Overview of Phase II. In Frontiers in Education: Fostering Innovation Through Diversity, FIE 2018 - Conference Proceedings [8659283] (Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE; Vol. 2018-October). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2018.8659283