Tools and Community: How Women Become Researchers in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Karen McComas recently completed her dissertation study titled:  Tools and Community:  How Women Become Researchers in Communication Sciences and Disorders.  The study, in response to the significant concerns relating to the shortage of doctoral faculty in CSD programs, explored the development of research identities in women researchers in CSD with a focus on the motivating, constraining, and enabling factors and the role of education in that development.  McComas collected stories from four women and analyzed these narratives using a narrative inquiry approach.