Hein, S. F. (in press). The new materialism in qualitative inquiry: How compatible are the philosophies of Barad and Deleuze? Cultural Studies <-> Critical Methodologies.
Skaggs, G., Wilkins, J. L. M., & Hein, S. F. (in press). Grain size and parameter recovery with TIMSS and the general diagnostic model. International Journal of Testing.
Hein, S. F. (2015). Spatiotemporality, anthonomasia, and post-qualitative inquiry. Qualitative Inquiry, 21, 3-10.
Hein, S. F. (2013). Thinking and writing with ontological time in qualitative inquiry. Qualitative Inquiry, 19, 493-501.
Determining algebra readiness and cognitive skills profiles by using a diagnostic cognitive model to set a performance standard on a pre-algebra test. National Science Foundation Grant, $348,000. Principal Investigator: Gary Skaggs, Co-Principal Investigators: Serge Hein and Jesse Wilkins. (2011-2013)
Increasing the participation of women in engineering: An examination of gender stereotypes, self-beliefs, choice of major, academic achievement, and program withdrawal. Summer Scholars Program, Institute for Society, Culture, and Environment (ISCE), Virginia Tech, $12,950. Principal Investigator: Brett Jones, Co-Principal Investigators: Serge Hein, Marie Paretti, and Tamara Knott. (2008-2009)
A comparison of item response theory models for setting standards on a passage-based educational test. A Support Program for Innovative Research Strategies (ASPIRES) Faculty Research Grant, Virginia Tech, $26,000. Principal Investigator: Gary Skaggs, Co-Principal Investigator: Serge Hein. (2005-2006)
A major focus of my current research is poststructuralism, particularly the works of Jacques Derrida and Gilles Deleuze, and its implications for qualitative inquiry in general, and post-qualitative inquiry in particular. I am also conducting research on gender-related issues in higher education.