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written by Ramón S. Barthelemy, Megan L. Grunert, and Charles R. Henderson
The low representation of women in physics is apparent at the undergraduate level through faculty positions. However, when looking at the percentage of PhD women graduates in the closely related field astronomy (40%) and women PhDs in physics education research (30%), it is found that those areas have higher representations of women compared to women physics PhD graduates (18%). This study seeks to understand the research subfield choice of women in academic physics and astronomy at large US research universities through in-depth interviews and a grounded theory analytical approach. Though preliminary results have not shown why women chose their graduate research field, they have shown that positive pre-college experiences are bringing these women to physics, while supportive advisors and collaboration amongst students are encouraging these women to persist.
Physics Education Research Conference 2012
Part of the PER Conference series
Philadelphia, PA: August 1-2, 2012
Volume 1513, Pages 66-69
Subjects ADS Supplements Resource Types
Education - Applied Research
- Careers
Education - Basic Research
- Sample Population
= Gender: Female
- Societal Issues
= Gender Issues
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
- Reference Material
= Research study
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DOI:
10.1063/1.4789653
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01.40.-d
Keywords:
Feminism, Gender, Gender Gap, Grounded Theory, PERC 2012, Women in Physics
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R. Barthelemy, M. Grunert, and C. Henderson, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12664&DocID=3241).
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R. Barthelemy, M. Grunert, and C. Henderson, The Graduate Research Field Choice of Women in Academic Physics and Astronomy: A Pilot Study, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12664&DocID=3241>.
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Barthelemy, R., Grunert, M., & Henderson, C. (2012, August 1-2). The Graduate Research Field Choice of Women in Academic Physics and Astronomy: A Pilot Study. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA. Retrieved December 22, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12664&DocID=3241
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Barthelemy, R, M. Grunert, and C. Henderson. "The Graduate Research Field Choice of Women in Academic Physics and Astronomy: A Pilot Study." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, August 1-2, 2012. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12664&DocID=3241 (accessed 22 December 2014).
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Barthelemy, Ramón, Megan Grunert, and Charles Henderson. "The Graduate Research Field Choice of Women in Academic Physics and Astronomy: A Pilot Study." Physics Education Research Conference 2012. Philadelphia, PA: 2012. 66-69 Vol. 1513 of PER Conference. 22 Dec. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12664&DocID=3241>.
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