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generated by the researcher from the transcripts. A more detailed description of the research
methodology is available in chapter 3.
Organization of the Dissertation
The remainder of the dissertation is organized as follows. Chapter 2 discusses the
barriers to higher education for Latino students in more detail, drawing upon previous research to
outline the theories that currently exist. The chapter outlines the characteristics of successful
graduate students, looking at the theories of why successful students are successful and how that
relates to the idea of barriers for Latino students in graduate education at a health science center.
Chapter 3 outlines the research methodology for this study, defining life history, qualitative
research, data collection, and data analysis. The chapter outlines the research strategies
undertaken and explains why each strategy was chosen. Data from each of the individual
participants is analyzed in chapters 4 through 7. Chapter 8 provides discussion of the data and
recommendations for research and practice based on analysis of the data. An appendix follows
that includes an example of questions asked during the in-depth interviewing process and
questions used to put data analysis in context.
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