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Our Stories

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This semester, we participated in the “Our Stories” qualitative research project that involves learning more about students' first year, and first-semester experiences at City Tech during pandemic times. As we organized and read students’ posts, we journaled and practiced reflexivity, a qualitative research process that helps us examine how we are interpreting the data that we are engaging with. T Reflexivity is a process in qualitative research involving frequent examination of one’s position in the project. These positions include one’s assumptions, feelings, and so forth. An essential question for qualitative researchers, according to Leavy (2011), is “Has the researcher engaged in an ongoing process of reflexivity?” (Leavy, 2011. P. 140). The following is an exploration of our use of the reflexive journaling process for the “Our Stories” project and our initial interpretations of the first-year student narratives about their experiences during pandemic times.


This poster was presented at the 36th Semi-Annual Dr. Janet Liou-Mark Honors & Undergraduate Research Poster Presentation, May 5, 2022. Mentor: Prof. Mery Diaz (Human Services).



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