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Success is a puzzle: Sorting out the pieces with metaphor analysis
written by Brian Zamarripa Roman and Jacquelyn J. Chini
Women in physics continue to be an underrepresented group, in part due to negative stereotypes and adverse environments that result from a masculine perception of physics. To address this, we explore and highlight feminine perspectives of success in physics. We focus on success because the term is often used by researchers to frame academic achievements; however, not much work explores how different people conceptualize success. For this study we conducted semi-structured interviews of women at various stages of education and careers in physics. One interview question specifically elicited a participant-constructed metaphor of success in physics. The interview data was then examined with metaphor analysis for structural metaphors, which gives us insight into the characteristics of success that are salient to the individual. For example, with the metaphor of a caramel apple one participant highlighted the difficulty (through the apple's tartness) and overall satisfaction of physics (through the caramel's sweetness).
Physics Education Research Conference 2018
Part of the PER Conference series
Washington, DC: August 1-2, 2018
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Education - Basic Research
- Achievement
- Sample Population
= Gender
- Societal Issues
= Gender Issues
- Professional Development
- Graduate/Professional
- Lower Undergraduate
- Upper Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Research study
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Metadata instance created December 31, 2018 by Lyle Barbato
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December 31, 2018 by Bruce Mason
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Posted: March 20, 2019 at 12:57PM

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B. Zamarripa Roman and J. Chini, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC, 2018, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14869&DocID=5016).
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B. Zamarripa Roman and J. Chini, Success is a puzzle: Sorting out the pieces with metaphor analysis, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC, 2018, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14869&DocID=5016>.
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Zamarripa Roman, B., & Chini, J. (2018, August 1-2). Success is a puzzle: Sorting out the pieces with metaphor analysis. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC. Retrieved April 20, 2019, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14869&DocID=5016
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Zamarripa Roman, Brian, and Jacquelyn Chini. "Success is a puzzle: Sorting out the pieces with metaphor analysis." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2018, Washington, DC, August 1-2, 2018. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14869&DocID=5016 (accessed 20 April 2019).
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Zamarripa Roman, Brian, and Jacquelyn Chini. "Success is a puzzle: Sorting out the pieces with metaphor analysis." Physics Education Research Conference 2018. Washington, DC: 2018. of PER Conference. 20 Apr. 2019 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14869&DocID=5016>.
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