Research Methods for Social Justice and Equity in Education

  • Kamden K. Strunk
  • Leslie Ann Locke

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Theoretical and Philosophical Issues

  3. Approaches to Data Collection and Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Elizabeth J. Allan, Aaron R. Tolbert
      Pages 137-149
    3. Susan Cridland-Hughes, McKenzie Brittain, S. Megan Che
      Pages 163-175
    4. Carey E. Andrzejewski, Benjamin Arnberg, Hannah Carson Baggett
      Pages 241-251
  4. Developing a Research Agenda

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 295-308

About this book


This textbook presents an integrative approach to thinking about research methods for social justice. In today's education landscape, there is a growing interest in scholar-activism and ways of doing research that advances educational equity. This text provides a foundational overview of important theoretical and philosophical issues specific to this kind of work in Section I. In Section II, readers engage with various ways of thinking about, collecting and analyzing data, including qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches. Finally, in Section III, through case studies and research narratives, readers will learn about real scholars and their work. This book takes a wide-ranging approach to ways that various modalities and practices of research can contribute to an equity mission.


social justice studies mixed methods scholar-activism equity in education case studies advocacy equity-oriented research critical theory queer theory positivism Action research

Editors and affiliations

  • Kamden K. Strunk
    • 1
  • Leslie Ann Locke
    • 2
  1. 1.Educational Psychology and Research MethodologiesAuburn UniversityAuburnUSA
  2. 2.Educational Policy and Leadership StudiesUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-05899-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-05900-2
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