Methodology

Our research project will use a two-step qualitative approach to which a quantitative approach will be associated (Creswell 2014; Tashakkori & Teddlie 2010). We will analyze the issue of the contribution of female engineers to women’s issues through the perceptions of engineers, future engineers and male and female administrators. The bilingual study (French/English) will be conducted in the Faculties of Engineering of the host universities of the five NSERC Chairs for Women in Science and Engineering and in public and private enterprises in rural and urban areas across the country.

The study will be conducted with undergraduate and graduate students, their full-time engineering professors, administrators as well as with field professionals working for public and private engineering companies.

This project will be realized in three stages:

  1. Preliminary interviews,
  2. A questionnaire and
  3. Consolidation interviews.

Funding

This four year (April 2017 to March 2021) research project is in collaboration with the NSERC – Pratt & Whitney Chair for Women in Science and Engineering and the Unité de recherche éducationnelle sur la culture scientifique, is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Reference List

  1. Creswell, J.W. (2014). Research Design – Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches. Fourth Edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  2. Tashakkori, A. et Teddlie, C. (2010). Handbook of Mixed Methods in Social and Behavioral Research (2nd Edition). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.