Multiple Voices and Methods: Listening to Women Who Are in Workplace Transition

B. Nicole Balan

Abstract


In this article, the author illustrates, through one participant’s transcripts, the two-part method used in research that sought a deeper understanding of the perceived learning of female professionals during workplace transition. Five women participated in a 1-hour interview and a focus group. To give voice to each participant while also identifying common themes and learning experiences, the author used a two-step research method. The first step entailed individual interviews, which the author analyzed using a voice-centered relational method. The author chose the second step, the focus group, to facilitate women’s learning from each other’s experience.

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