Negotiating the Complexities of Qualitative Research in Higher Education: Fundamental Elements and Issues
Negotiating the Complexities of Qualitative Research in Higher Education illuminates the complex nature of qualitative research, while attending to issues of application. This text addresses the fundamentals of research through discussion of strategies, ethical issues, and challenges in higher education. In addition to walking through the methodological steps, this text considers the conceptual reasons behind qualitative research and explores how to conduct qualitative research that is rigorous, thoughtful, and theoretically coherent. Seasoned researchers Jones, Torres, and Arminio combine high-level theory with practical applications and examples, showing how research in higher education can produce improved learning outcomes for students, especially those who have been historically marginalized. This book will help students in higher education and Student Affairs graduate programs to cultivate an appreciation for the complexity and ambiguity of the research and the ways to think thorough questions and tensions that emerge in the process.
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Many scholars and researchers attack this duality (e.g., Ellingson, 2011; Lather, 2007; Pinar, Reynolds, Slat-tery, & Taubman, 1995). In the literature, paradigm is rather consistently referred to as a set of interconnected or related ...
However, others, like Lather (1991; 2007), take terms from the quantitative paradigm and transform them to be applicable to other views of knowledge. For example, Lather (1991) offered a “reconceptualization of validity” (p.
... the terminology is far from consistent in research literature and social science texts. One frequently finds the same term in a number of different, sometimes even contradictory[,] ways. (p. 1) Similarly, Lather (2007)
1) Similarly, Lather (2007) wrote, “Surveying the various turns in the social sciences, one is struck by the difficulties of deciding on even what terms to feature” (p. 2). In any case, to negotiate the complex fundamentals of ...
Some practitioners and administrators continue to be reluctant to use theory to guide educational practice, though qualitative research is guided and influenced by philosophy, theory, and “intellectual movements” (Lather, 2007, p. 34).
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Meeting the Obligations of High Quality Inquiry
Incorporating Theoretical Perspectives
Perspectives on Sampling
Challenges in Collecting Data
Issues in Analysis and Interpretation
Anticipating and Navigating Ethical Issues
Lessons Learned and Future Directions
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Susan R. Jones,Vasti Torres,Jan L. Arminio
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