In response to the pitfalls of conducting research across ethnic differences, Andersen (1993) suggests that majority scholars "develop and utilize tensions in their own cultural identities to enable them to see different aspects of minority group experiences and to examine critically majority experiences and beliefs" (p.42). With these concerns in mind, constructivist inquiry has been selected as a research strategy because of its unique approach to power sharing throughout the research process (Guba and Lincoln 1989).