Dr. Michelle McGinn

Professor

Available for Graduate Advisement

Dr. Michelle McGinn, Faculty of Education, Brock University

St. Catharines, ON
Office: WH 362
905 688 5550 x4730
mcginn@brocku.ca

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  • EDUC 4P80: Research Methods in Education
  • EDUC 5P94: Advanced Writing Seminar
  • 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 7P96: Research Proposal Colloquium
  • Graduate student development
  • Researcher development
  • Research ethics
  • Mentoring and mentorship
  • Research teams and collaboration
  • Identity and belonging in academe
  • Research methodologies
  • Situated learning
  • Problem-solving in mathematics and science

Papers in Refereed Journals

Lu, C., McGinn, M. K., Xu, X., & Sylvestre, J. (2016). Living in two cultures: Chinese Canadians’ perspectives on health. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. Advance online publication. doi:10.1007/s10903-016-0386-2

Castelló, M., Kobayashi, S., McGinn, M. K., Pechar, H., Vekkaila, J., & Wisker, G. (2015). Researcher identity in transition: Signals to identify and manage spheres of activity in a risk-career. Frontline Learning Research, 3(3), 35–50. Retrieved from http://journals.sfu.ca/flr [Castelló served as coordinator; other authors’ names are listed in alphabetical order]

McGinn, M. K., Niemczyk, E., & Saudelli, M. G. (2013). Fulfilling an ethical obligation: An educative research assistantship. Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 59, 72–91. Retrieved from ajer.journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/index.php/ajer

McGinn, M. K., & Niemczyk, E. K. (2013). Research practice in research assistantships: Introducing the special issue on “Research Assistantships” [Editorial introduction]. Journal of Research Practice, 9(2), Article E2. Retrieved from http://jrp.icaap.org/

Healey, R. L., Bass, T., Caulfield, J., Hoffman, A., McGinn, M. K., Miller-Young, J., & Haigh, M. (2013). Being ethically minded: Practising the scholarship of teaching and learning in an ethical manner. Teaching and Learning Inquiry, 1(2), 23–33. doi:10.1353/iss.2013.0025 [Healey served as coordinator; other authors’ names are listed in alphabetical order where they have contributed similarly to the paper]

McGinn, M. K., Ratković, S., & Wolhuter, C. C. (2013). Global connectedness and global migration: Insights from the international Changing Academic Profession survey. Brock Education, 22(2), 56–68. Retrieved from http://brock.scholarsportal.info/journals/brocked/

McGinn, M. K. (2012). Being academic researchers: Navigating pleasures and pains in the current Canadian context. Workplace: A Journal for Academic Labor, 21, 14–24. Retrieved from http://ojs.library.ubc.ca/index.php/workplace

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. Retrieved from http://ojs.library.ubc.ca/index.php/workplace

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. Retrieved from http://ojs.library.ubc.ca/index.php/workplace

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. Retrieved from http://ojs.library.ubc.ca/index.php/workplace

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. Retrieved from http://ojs.library.ubc.ca/index.php/workplace

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. Retrieved from http://ojs.library.ubc.ca/index.php/workplace/

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. Retrieved from http://ojs.library.ubc.ca/index.php/workplace

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. Retrieved from http://ojs.library.ubc.ca/index.php/workplace

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. Retrieved from http://ojs.library.ubc.ca/index.php/workplace [reworked version of Shields & McGinn, 2011, Teaching in Higher Education]

Shields, C., & McGinn, M. K. (2011). The erosion of academic troth: Disengagement and loss. Teaching in Higher Education, 16, 451–462. doi:10.1080/13562517.2011.570441

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. Retrieved from http://iase-web.org/Publications.php?p=SERJ

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). Retrieved from http://www.ijdcr.ca/ [shared authorship]

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. Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 6(3). Retrieved from http://www.qualitative-research.net/index.php/fqs

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. doi:10.1080/14623940500300772

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. doi:10.1080/09687590500086658

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, 5(2). Retrieved from http://www.qualitative-research.net/index.php/fqs

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. doi:10.1207/S15327833MTL0501_03

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). Retrieved from http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/IJQM/index

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. doi:10.3102/0013189X028003014

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. doi:10.1080/10508406.1999.9672073 [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. doi:10.1002/(SICI)1098-2736(199911)36:9<977::AID-TEA3>3.0.CO;2-V

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. doi:10.1002/(SICI)1098-2736(199911)36:9<1020::AID-TEA4>3.0.CO;2-#

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. doi:10.1080/0950069980200705

Roth, W.-M., & McGinn, M. K. (1998). >unDELETE science education:/lives/work/voices. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 35, 399–421. doi:10.1002/(SICI)1098-2736(199804)35:4<399::AID-TEA10>3.0.CO;2-5

Roth, W.-M., & McGinn, M. K. (1998). Inscriptions: A social practice approach to “representations.” Review of Educational Research, 68, 35–59. doi:10.3102/00346543068001035

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. doi:10.1002/(SICI)1098-2736(199802)35:2<213::AID-TEA9>3.0.CO;2-V

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. doi:10.1023/A:1009465505918

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. doi:10.1007/BF02461477

Roth, W.-M., & McGinn, M. K. (1997). Graphing: Cognitive ability or practice? Science Education, 81, 91–106. doi:10.1002/(SICI)1098-237X(199701)81:1<91::AID-SCE5>3.0.CO;2-X

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. doi:10.1080/03057269708560092

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. doi:10.1177/016224399602100404

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. doi:10.1007/BF02356450

Book Chapters and Encyclopedia Entries

McGinn, M. K. (2015). Considering ethics for social science research. In R. Dingwall & M. B. McDonnell (Eds.), The SAGE handbook of research management (pp. 153–172). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

McGinn, M. K. (2015). Postgraduate research assistantships as spaces for researching, learning, and teaching. In C. Guerin, C. Nygaard, & P. Bartholomew (Eds.), Learning to research—Researching to learn (pp. 171–194). Oxfordshire, UK: Libri.

Roth, W.-M., & McGinn, M. K. (2011). Inscriptions: Toward a theory of representing as social practice. In L. Prior (Ed.), Using documents and records in social research (Vol. 2, pp. 307–333). London, UK: Sage. (Original work published 1998)

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

McGinn, M. K., & Tilley, S. A. (2012, December). Research ethics on the ground: Partnerships, practices, and plans in global population health. Final technical report submitted to the International Development Research Centre. [authorship shared equally]

McGinn, M. K., & Tilley, S. A. (2012, October). Research ethics on the ground: Partnerships, practices, and plans in global population health—A collective case study of ethics issues and challenges. Research report, Faculty of Education, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON, Canada. Retrieved from http://www.ed.brocku.ca/ethics-on-the-ground/research%20reports.html[authorship shared equally. Also available in Spanish]

McGinn, M. K., & Tilley, S. A. (2012, February). Research ethics on the ground: Partnerships, practices, and plans in global population health. Interim technical report submitted to the International Development Research Centre. [authorship shared equally]

Lu, C., McGinn, M. K., & Sylvestre, J. (2011). Chinese-Canadians’ perspectives on health. Knowledge Translation summary research report submitted to the Sport Information Resource Centre and Sport Canada.

Given, L., McGinn, M. K., Sykes, S., & Essiembre, L. (2008, September). 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. I took a lead role by writing the original draft of the case, as well as the questions and answers. 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, 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.]

Curricular Materials Developed

Ratković, S., Niemczyk, E. K., Trudeau, L., & McGinn, M. K. (2015–2016). Faculty of Education handbook for research assistants and supervisors. Brock University, St. Catharines, ON. Retrieved from https://brocku.ca/education/researchers/foeofficeofresearch/resources[authorship shared equally; document updated annually since 2013]

McGinn, M. K. (2015). Your Master of Education exit project: A template for Brock’s Faculty of Education. [document updated annually since 2009]

Ratković, S. (Creative Director), Tilley, S. A., McGinn, M. K., Trudeau, L., & Nixon, F. (with D. Martinović). (2013). Ethical teachers, ethical researchers [Instructional video]. In the Research to Practice video series for the School Board–University Research Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.surenetwork.ca/ethical-teachers-ethical-researchers/

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. French language version also available.]