Research Description: The goal of this research is to learn more about the experiences of college students who are members of the heavy metal music subculture. Studies about heavy metal college students can provide insights into a particular population that may be especially susceptible to high rates of early attrition and non-completion of degrees, as the heavy metal subculture is traditionally dominated by working-class men (Weinstin, 2000). This study undertakes the challenge of learning more about college students' experiences in the metal music subculture but also tackles social class and gender as well.
This project involves a qualitative research design in which student would gain experience recruiting participants, conducting one-on-one interviews with participants, transcribing audio recorded data, and analyzing data. Students will also gain experience in publishing and presenting the results of the analyses.
Researchers' knowledge and skills:
This research project is ideally fit for students who have extensive knowledge about the heavy metal music subculture and are interested in the experiences of metallectuals in higher education. Students with experience reading and learning about social class, gender, popular culture, and cultural studies will also find the project a great fit.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Krista Soria at email@example.com