Critical race theory (CRT) in education centers, examines and seeks to transform the relationship that undergirds race, racism, and power. CRT scholars have applied a critical race framework to advance research methodologies in the form of qualitative interventions. Informed by this work, this book reconsiders the possibilities of CRT applications to quantitative methodologies through 'QuantCrit'.
This volume posits the question: How can quantitative methods, long critiqued for their inability to capture the nuance of everyday experience, support and further a critical race agenda in educational research? It provides a starting point for how QuantCrit principles are employed by interdisciplinary contributions in race and quantitative studies. The contributors to the book examine the legacy and genealogy of QuantCrit traditions across disciplines to uncover a rich lineage of methodological possibilities for disrupting racism in research. They argue that quantitative approaches cannot be adopted for racial justice aims without an ontological reckoning that considers historical, social, political, and economic power relations. Only then can quantitative approach be re-imagined and rectified.
This book will be of interest to researchers and advanced students of Education, Sociology, Social Work, Politics, and Racial and Ethnic Studies. It was originally published as a special issue of the journal, Race Ethnicity and Education.
Nichole M. Garcia, Nancy López and Verónica N. Vélez
2. QuantCrit: education, policy, ‘Big Data’ and principles for a critical race theory of statistics
David Gillborn, Paul Warmington and Sean Demack
3. Making the invisible visible: advancing quantitative methods in higher education using critical race theory and intersectionality
Nancy López, Christopher Erwin, Melissa Binder and Mario Javier Chavez
4. More than ‘papelitos:’ a QuantCrit counterstory to critique Latina/o degree value and occupational prestige
Lindsay Pérez Huber, Verónica N. Vélez and Daniel Solórzano
5. The threat of unexamined secondary data: a critical race transformative convergent mixed methods
Nichole M. Garcia and Oscar J. Mayorga
6. Critical race quantitative intersections: a testimonio analysis
Alejandro Covarrubias, Pedro E. Nava, Argelia Lara, Rebeca Burciaga, Verónica N. Vélez and Daniel G. Solórzano