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written by Idaykis Rodriguez, Renee Michelle Goertzen, Eric Brewe, and Laird H. Kramer
When becoming a member of a community of practice, a novice must adopt certain community norms to participate, and these include the social norms of the group. Using the analytical perspective of Legitimate Peripheral Participation in a Community of Practice, this paper explores the social role of cookies as agents for community participation and membership in a physics research group. We analyze data from an ethnographic case study of a physics research group weekly research meeting. The mentors bring cookies to each meeting and view the cookies as a token of appreciation for the graduate students' work. These cookies take on a subtler role of initiating guests and students into scientific conversations and participation. Via the cookies, members also share personal histories and stories that help members strengthen their membership. The study of social norms in this research group is part of a larger study of physics expert identity development.
Physics Education Research Conference 2012
Part of the PER Conference series
Philadelphia, PA: August 1-2, 2012
Volume 1513, Pages 342-345
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Education - Basic Research
- Behavior
= Social Interaction
- Societal Issues
- Reference Material
= Research study
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© 2012 American Institute of Physics
DOI:
10.1063/1.4789722
NSF Number:
0802184
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.40.Ha
Keywords:
PERC 2012, ethnographic study, ethnography, group identity, group recruitment
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I. Rodriguez, R. Goertzen, E. Brewe, and L. Kramer, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12849&DocID=3381).
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I. Rodriguez, R. Goertzen, E. Brewe, and L. Kramer, Cookies as agents for community membership presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12849&DocID=3381>.
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Rodriguez, I., Goertzen, R., Brewe, E., & Kramer, L. (2012, August 1-2). Cookies as agents for community membership. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA. Retrieved September 18, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12849&DocID=3381
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Rodriguez, I, R. Goertzen, E. Brewe, and L. Kramer. "Cookies as agents for community membership." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, August 1-2, 2012. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12849&DocID=3381 (accessed 18 September 2014).
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Rodriguez, Idaykis, Renee Michelle Goertzen, Eric Brewe, and Laird Kramer. "Cookies as agents for community membership." Physics Education Research Conference 2012. Philadelphia, PA: 2012. 342-345 Vol. 1513 of PER Conference. 18 Sep. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12849&DocID=3381>.
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