Computing-Integrated Teacher Education at the City University of New York

Resources and References for Faculty Research

Here are some resources that faculty might find helpful as they propose and/or conduct CITE research.

If you have any methods to add to the list, get in touch with Sara to get them added!

Outlets for publishing your research

Research Methods

General methods and instruments for CS/digital education research

Thematic Analysis


  • Figueroa, A. M. (2017). Ethnography and Language Education. In K. A. King, Y.-J. Lai, & S. May (Eds.), Research Methods in Language and Education (pp. 269–282). Springer International Publishing.


  • Resources on the pros/cons of pre-post approaches can be found here and here

Teacher Action Research

  • Dyson, A. H., & Genishi, C. (2005). On the case (Vol. 76). Teachers College Press.
  • Mertler, C. (2017). Action Research. SAGE Publications, Inc.
  • Baker, A. A., & Lee, J. J. (2011). Mind the gap: Unexpected pitfalls in doing classroom research. The Qualitative Report, 16(5), 1435.

Design-Based Research

  • Bang, M., Faber, L., Gurneau, J., Marin, A., & Soto, C. (2016). Community-based design research: Learning across generations and strategic transformations of institutional relations toward axiological innovations. Mind, Culture, and Activity, 23(1), 28-41.
  • Bang, M., & Vossoughi, S. (2016). Participatory design research and educational justice: Studying learning and relations within social change making. Cognition and Instruction, 34(3), 173–193.
  • Gutiérrez, K. D., & Jurow, A. S. (2016). Social design experiments: Toward equity by design. Journal of the Learning Sciences, 25(4), 565-598.
  • Hoadley, C. P. (2002). Creating context: Design-based research in creating and understanding CSCL. Proceedings of the Conference on Computer Support for Collaborative Learning: Foundations for a CSCL Community, 453–462.
  • Sandoval, W. (2014). Conjecture Mapping: An Approach to Systematic Educational Design Research. Journal of the Learning Sciences, 23(1), 18–36.

Autoethnography and Self-Study

  • Adams, T. E., & Herrmann, A. F. (2020). Expanding our autoethnographic future. Journal of Autoethnography, 1(1), 1-8. Full article
  • Chang, H. (2008.) Autoethnography as Method. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.
  • Snoeren, MM, Raaijmakers, R, Niessen, TJ, et al. (2016). Mentoring with (in) care: A co-constructed auto-ethnography of mutual learning. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 37(1), 3–22.
  • Philip, T. M., Martinez, D. C., Lopez, E., & Garcia, A. (2016). Toward a teacher solidarity lens: Former teachers of color (re)envisioning educational research. Race Ethnicity and Education, 19(1), 182–199.

Participatory Action Research Approaches

  •  Participatory action research (PAR) approaches are more open-ended and non-linear than most. They involve paying attention to the power dynamics at play in inviting TCs/CUNY students to contribute/lead/provide input.
  • See these resources about PAR
  • Mirra, N., Garcia, A., & Morrell, E. (2015). Doing Youth Participatory Action Research: Transforming Inquiry with Researchers, Educators, and Students. Routledge.

Descriptive Review

  • Himley, M., Strieb, L., Carini, P., & Kanevsky, R. (Eds.). (2011). PROSPECT’S  DESCRIPTIVE PROCESSES THE CHILD, THE ART OF TEACHING, and  THE CLASSROOM and SCHOOL (Revised). The Prospect Archives and Center for Education and Research.
  • Himley, M., & Carini, P. F. (2000). From Another Angle: Children’s Strengths and School Standards : the Prospect Center’s Descriptive Review of the Child. Teachers College Press.

Participatory Knowledge Building

Testimonios and Narrative Research

  • Reyes, K. B., & Rodríguez, J. E. C. (2012). Testimonio: Origins, Terms, and Resources. Equity & Excellence in Education, 45(3), 525–538.
  • Mangual Figueroa, A., & Barrales, W. (2021). Testimonio and Counterstorytelling by Immigrant-Origin Children and Youth: Insights That Amplify Immigrant Subjectivities. Societies, 11(2), 38.
  • Fish, J., & Syed, M. (2021). Digital storytelling methodologies: Recommendations for a participatory approach to engaging underrepresented communities in counseling psychology research. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 68(3), 271–285. 

Discourse Analysis

  • Rymes, B. (2015). Classroom discourse analysis: A tool for critical reflection, Second Edition (2 edition). Routledge.

Research Practice Partnerships