Dr. Michelle McGinn

Faculty of Education




Dr. Michelle McGinn

Professor and Associate Dean, Research and International Initiatives (PhD)
Department of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies in Education
Full Advisement Load: Contact for Availability for Graduate Advisement

Courses Taught

EDUC 5P95: Qualitative Methods in Educational Research
EDUC 5P92: An Introduction to Educational Research
EDUC 5P52: Contemporary Issues in Higher Education
EDUC 5P24: Socially and Culturally Situated Learning
EDUC 5P58: The Reflective Practitioner
EDUC 5V07: Mathematical and Scientific Problem Solving
EDUC 7P96: Research Proposal Colloquium

Research Interests

Graduate student development; Researcher development; Research ethics; Mentoring and mentorship; Identity and belonging in academe; Research methodologies; Situated learning; Problem-solving in mathematics and science

For more information about Dr. McGinn's research about the ethical issues and challenges of international research collaboration, please see http://www.ed.brocku.ca/ethics-on-the-ground

For more information about Dr. McGinn's research on being and becoming social science researchers, please see http://www.ed.brocku.ca/becomingresearchers/

For more information about Dr. McGinn's research on academic service and quality of working life, please see 
http://www.ed.brocku.ca/academicservice/

For more information about Dr. McGinn's research on identity and belonging in academe, please see http://www.ed.brocku.ca/multiplestories/

Publications
Papers in Refereed Journals

McGinn, M. K. (2012). Introduction to “Belonging and non-belonging: Costs and consequences in academic lives.” Workplace: A Journal for Academic Labor, 19, 1–3.

Manley-Casimir, M. (with Fenton, N. E., McGinn, M. K., & Shields, C.). (2012). Contextualizing academic lives. Workplace: A Journal for Academic Labor, 19, 4–13.

McGinn, M. K. (with Grundy, A. L., Shields, C., Manley-Casimir, M., & Fenton, N. E.). (2012). All the world’s a stage: Players on the academic landscape. Workplace: A Journal for Academic Labor, 19, 14–27.

Shields, C. (with Manley-Casimir, M., Fenton, N. E., & McGinn, M. K.). (2012). Confronting the myths and norms of academic engagement. Workplace: A Journal for Academic Labor, 19, 28–39.

Fenton, N. E. (with Shields, C., McGinn, M. K., & Manley-Casimir, M.). (2012). Exploring emotional experiences of belonging. Workplace: A Journal for Academic Labor, 19, 40–52.

Shields, C. (with Fenton, N. E., McGinn, M. K., & Manley-Casimir, M.). (2012). Required payment: Extracting a pound of flesh. Workplace: A Journal for Academic Labor, 19, 53–64.

McGinn, M. K. (with Manley-Casimir, M., Fenton, N. E., & Shields, C.). (2012). Fitting Procrustes’ bed: A shifting reality. Workplace: A Journal for Academic Labor, 19, 65–79.

Shields, C. (with McGinn, M. K., Manley-Casimir, M., & Fenton, N. E.). (2012). The erosion of academic troth: Disengaging from the ties that bind. Workplace: A Journal for Academic Labor, 19, 80–92.

Shields, C., & McGinn, M. K. (2011). The erosion of academic troth: Disengagement and loss. Teaching in Higher Education, 16, 451–462.

McGinn, M. K. (2010). Learning to use statistics in research: A case study of learning in a university-based statistical consulting centre. Statistical Education Research Journal, 9(2), 35–49.

Grundy, A. L., & McGinn, M. K. (2008). Enabling participation in graduate education: Support for a student researcher who is hard of hearing. International Journal of Disability, Community & Rehabilitation, 7(1), Article 2. Available http://www.ijdcr.ca/VOL07_01_CAN/articles/grundy2.shtml

McGinn, M. K. (2005). Academic affiliation: Documenting the emergence of a key concept in the Multiple Stories research project. Brock Education, 14(2), 44–59.

McGinn, M. K. (2005, September). Ethical and friendly researchers, but not insiders: A response to Blodgett, Boyer, and Turk [13 paragraphs]. Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 6(3), Article 37. Available www.qualitative-research.net/fqs-texte/3-05/05-3-37-e.htm

McGinn, M. K., Shields, C., Manley-Casimir, M., Grundy, A. L., & Fenton, N. E. (2005). Living ethics: A narrative of collaboration and belonging in a research team. Reflective Practice, 6, 551–567.

Grundy, A. L., McGinn, M. K., & Pollon, D. E. (2005). Striving toward inclusive research practices: The evolution of the participant-as-transcriptionist method. Disability & Society, 20, 453–468.

McGinn, M. K., & Bosacki, S. L. (2004). Research ethics and practitioners: Concerns and strategies for novice researchers engaged in graduate education [52 paragraphs]. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research [On-line Journal], 5(2), Article 6. Available http://www.qualitative-research.net/fqs-texte/2-04/2-04mcginnbosacki-e.htm

McGinn, M. K., & Boote, D. N. (2003). A first-person perspective on problem solving in a history of mathematics course. Mathematical Thinking and Learning, 5, 71–107.

Grundy, A. L., Pollon, D. E., & McGinn, M. K. (2003). The participant as transcriptionist: Methodological advantages of a collaborative and inclusive research practice. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 2 (2). Article 3. Available http://www.ualberta.ca/~iiqm/backissues/2_2/pdf/Grundyetal.pdf

McGinn, M. K., & Roth, W.-M. (1999). Preparing students for competent scientific practice: Implications of recent research in science and technology studies. Educational Researcher, 28(3), 14–24.

Roth, W.-M., McGinn, M. K., Woszczyna, C., & Boutonné, S. (1999). Differential participation during science conversations: The interaction of display artifacts, social configurations, and physical arrangements. The Journal of the Learning Sciences, 8, 293–347. [Selected as the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction Outstanding Publication 2001.]

Roth, W.-M., Bowen, G. M., & McGinn, M. K. (1999). Differences in graph-related practices between high school biology textbooks and scientific ecology journals. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 36, 977–1019.

Bowen, G. M., Roth, W.-M., & McGinn, M. K. (1999). Interpretations of graphs by university biology students and practicing scientists: Towards a social practice view of scientific re-presentation practices. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 36, 1020–1043.

McGinn, M. K., & Roth, W.-M. (1998). Assessing students’ understandings about levers: Better test instruments are not enough. International Journal of Science Education, 20, 813–832.

Roth, W.-M., & McGinn, M. K. (1998). >unDELETE science education:/lives/work/voices. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 35, 399–421.

Roth, W.-M., & McGinn, M. K. (1998). Inscriptions: A social practice approach to “representations.” Review of Educational Research, 68, 35–59.

Roth, W.-M., & McGinn, M. K. (1998). Knowing, researching, and reporting science education: Lessons from science and technology studies. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 35, 213–235.

Roth, W.-M., McGinn, M. K., & Bowen, G. M. (1998). How prepared are preservice teachers to teach scientific inquiry? Levels of performance in scientific representation practices. Journal of Science Teacher Education, 9, 25–48.

Roth, W.-M., & McGinn, M. K. (1997). Deinstitutionalizing school science: Implications of a strong view of situated cognition. Research in Science Education, 27, 497–513.

Roth, W.-M., & McGinn, M. K. (1997). Graphing: Cognitive ability or practice? Science Education, 81, 91–106.

Roth, W.-M., & McGinn, M. K. (1997). Science in schools and everywhere else: What science educators should know about science and technology studies. Studies in Science Education, 29, 1–44.

Roth, W.-M., & McGinn, M. K. (1997). Toward a new perspective on problem solving. Canadian Journal of Education, 22, 18–32. [Shared authorship.]

Roth, W.-M., McGinn, M. K., & Bowen, G. M. (1996). Applications of science and technology studies: Effecting change in science education. Science, Technology, & Human Values, 21, 454–484.

McGinn, M. K., Roth, W.-M., Boutonné, S., & Woszczyna, C. (1995). The transformation of individual and collective knowledge in elementary science classrooms that are organized as knowledge-building communities. Research in Science Education, 26, 163–189.

Book Chapters and Encyclopedia Entries

McGinn, M. K. (2009). Credibility. In A. J. Mills, G. Durepos, & E. Wiebe (Eds.), Encyclopedia of case study research (pp. 242–244). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

McGinn, M. K. (2009). Data resources. In A. J. Mills, G. Durepos, & E. Wiebe (Eds.), Encyclopedia of case study research (pp. 274–276). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

McGinn, M. K. (2009). Depth of data. In A. J. Mills, G. Durepos, & E. Wiebe (Eds.), Encyclopedia of case study research (pp. 286–287). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

McGinn, M. K. (2009). Socially distributed knowledge. In A. J. Mills, G. Durepos, & E. Wiebe (Eds.), Encyclopedia of case study research (pp. 879–882). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Grundy, A. L., & McGinn, M. K. (2009). Learning research together: Reciprocal benefits for individuals with and without disabilities. M. Garner, C. Wagner, & B. Kawulich (Eds.), Teaching research methods in the social sciences (pp. 195–203). Aldershot, UK: Ashgate. [authorship shared equally]

McGinn, M. K. (2008). Researcher-participant relationships. L. Given (Ed.), The Sage encyclopedia of qualitative research methods (pp. 767–771). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

McGinn, M. K. (2008). Research team. L. Given (Ed.), The Sage encyclopedia of qualitative research methods (pp. 789–790). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

McGinn, M. K. (2008). Secondary data. L. Given (Ed.), The Sage encyclopedia of qualitative research methods (pp. 803–804). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

McGinn, M. K. (2008). Transcript. L. Given (Ed.), The Sage encyclopedia of qualitative research methods (pp. 882–884). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

McGinn, M. K., & Roth, W.-M. (2004). Preparing students for competent scientific practice: Implications of recent research in science and technology. In E. Scanlon, P. Murphy, J. Thomas, & E. Whitelegg (Eds.), Reconsidering science learning (pp. 99–117). London, UK: Routledge Falmer. (Original work published 1999)

Roth, W.-M., & McGinn, M. K. (1998). Legitimate peripheral participation in the training of researchers in mathematics and science education. In J. A. Malone, B. Atweh, & J. R. Northfield (Eds.), Research and supervision in mathematics and science education (pp. 215–230). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Research Reports

Blackstone, M., Given, L., Lévy, J., McGinn, M., O’Neill, P., Palys, T., van den Hoonaard, W., Keating, B., Griener, G., Muldoon, M., Rice, K., & De Groote, T. (2008, May). Summary of feedback regarding the qualitative research document circulated by SSHWC. Ottawa, ON: Interagency Advisory Panel and Secretariat on Research Ethics. [Authorship order does not reflect relative contributions. Document also available in French.]

Blackstone, M., Given, L., Lévy, J., McGinn, M., O’Neill, P., Palys, T., van den Hoonaard, W., Keating, B., Griener, G., Muldoon, M., Rice, K., & De Groote, T. (2008, February). Extending the spectrum: The TCPS and ethical issues in internet research. Ottawa, ON: Interagency Advisory Panel and Secretariat on Research Ethics. [Authorship order does not reflect relative contributions. Document also available in French.]

Blackstone, M., Given, L., Lévy, J., McGinn, M., O’Neill, P., Palys, T., van den Hoonaard, W., Keating, B., Griener, G., Muldoon, M., Rice, K., & De Groote, T. (2008, February). Qualitative research: A chapter for inclusion in the TCPS. Ottawa, ON: Interagency Advisory Panel and Secretariat on Research Ethics. [Authorship order does not reflect relative contributions. Document also available in French.]

Blackstone, M., Given, L., Lévy, J., McGinn, M., O’Neill, P., Palys, T., van den Hoonaard, W., Keating, B., Griener, G., Muldoon, M., Rice, K., & De Groote, T. (2008, February). Research involving creative practices: A chapter for inclusion in the TCPS. Ottawa, ON: Interagency Advisory Panel and Secretariat on Research Ethics. [Authorship order does not reflect relative contributions. Document also available in French.]

Blackstone, M., Given, L., Lévy, J., McGinn, M., O’Neill, P., Palys, T., van den Hoonaard, W., Griener, G., Keating, B., Muldoon, M., Rice, K., & De Groote, T. (2008, February). SSHWC recommendations regarding privacy and confidentiality. Ottawa, ON: Interagency Advisory Panel and Secretariat on Research Ethics. [Authorship order does not reflect relative contributions. Document also available in French.]

Blackstone, M., Given, L., Lévy, J., McGinn, M., O’Neill, P., Palys, T., van den Hoonaard, W., Griener, G., Poff, D., Rice, K., & De Groote, T. (2007, May). Continuing the dialogue on privacy and confidentiality: Feedback and recommendations arising from SSHWC’s recent consultation. Ottawa, ON: Interagency Advisory Panel and Secretariat on Research Ethics. [Authorship order does not reflect relative contributions. Document also available in French.]

Acker, S., Kiley, M., McGinn, M., Pearson, M., & Rudd, E. (2007, June). Contemporary research education environments. Report from the Challenging Research Pedagogies working conference, McGill University, Montreal, QU. [Authorship is alphabetical.]

Blackstone, M., Given, L., Lévy, J., McGinn, M., O’Neill, P., Palys, T., van den Hoonaard, W., Griener, G., Keating, B., Poff, D., Rice, K., & De Groote, T. (2007, May). Extending the spectrum: The TCPS and research involving creative practice: A report with questions for furthering the dialogue. Ottawa, ON: Interagency Advisory Panel and Secretariat on Research Ethics. [Authorship order does not reflect relative contributions. Document also available in French.]

Blackstone, M., Given, L., Lévy, J., McGinn, M., O’Neill, P., Palys, T., van den Hoonaard, W., Griener, G., Poff, D., Rice, K., & De Groote, T. (2006, Dec). Qualitative research in the context of the TCPS: A follow-up to the Giving Voice to the Spectrum report and a discussion paper. Ottawa, ON: Interagency Advisory Panel and Secretariat on Research Ethics. [Authorship order does not reflect relative contributions. Document also available in French.]

Blackstone, M., Given, L., Lévy, J., McGinn, M., O’Neill, P., Palys, T., van den Hoonaard, W., Griener, G., Poff, D., Rice, K., & De Groote, T. (2006, Feb). Reconsidering privacy and confidentiality in the TCPS. Ottawa, ON: Interagency Advisory Panel and Secretariat on Research Ethics. [Authorship order does not reflect relative contributions. Document also available in French.]

van den Hoonaard, W., Given, L., Lévy, J., McGinn, M., O’Neill, P., Palys, T., Griener, G., Oberle, K., Owen, M., Rice, K., & De Groote, T. (2004, June). Giving voice to the spectrum. Ottawa, ON: Interagency Advisory Panel and Secretariat on Research Ethics. [Authorship order does not reflect relative contributions. Document also available in French.]

Case Studies

Given, L., McGinn, M. K., Sykes, S., Essiembre, L. (2008). Investigating student learning related to antiracism. Case study prepared for the Introductory tutorial for the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS). [Authorship order does not reflect relative contributions. A French language version is also available.]

 

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Michelle McGinn
Dr. Michelle McGinn
Faculty of Education

Brock University
St. Catharines, On.

Office: WH 362
T: 905 688 5550 x4730
E: mcginn@brocku.ca

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