Sinem Toraman

Sinem Toraman

Graduate Assistantu

Professional Summary

Sinem Toraman is a doctoral candidate in Quantitative and Mixed Methods Research Methodologies concentration in the Educational Studies PhD program.  She is originally from Turkey where she worked as a science teacher in elementary schools for five years upon her completion of bachelor’s degree in 2007.  She earned her master's degree in science education in 2013 and worked as a teaching and research assistant at Yıldız Technical University (YTU) in Istanbul for two years.  When taking doctoral level courses about research methods at YTU, Sinem became interested in mixed methods research and moved to the United States to work with Dr. Vicki L. Plano Clark.  She earned her second master’s degree in Applied Research Methods at UC.  Sinem is specializing in mixed methods research and applying various qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methodologies to research and evaluation projects.  In her dissertation, Sinem employs an innovative approach and intersects mixed methods research with social network analysis to develop an explanation about how recent doctorates learned about mixed methods research.  Sinem has produced nine peer-reviewed journal articles, four book chapters, two translated books, and 24 international and national conference presentations with two being special invited sessions.  In addition, she has contributed to more than 90 technical and evaluation reports and 11 project-related talks and lectures in a broad scope of interdisciplinary projects.

Research Support

Grant: #20IPA2014053 Investigators:Dariotis, Jacinda; Toraman, Sinem 01-15-2020 -04-15-2020 National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health CDC IPA Role:PI $11,205.03 Awarded Level:Federal