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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Why is a second edition of our book on qualitative research particular to the context of higher education necessary? The first edition was written at a time when there were very few good examples of published qualitative research in ...
Moreover, faculty members who conduct scholarly research, whether qualitative or quantitative, continue to use the higher education context for their work. Other texts have addressed assessment in higher education; our focus is on ...
In this context, he defined paradigms as models “from which spring particular coherent traditions of scientific research” (p. 10). He went on to write, “In short, consciously or not, the decision to employ a particular piece of ...
Theoretical “The philosophical stance “What distinguishes the Perspective informing methodology discussion of theory . . . and thus providing a on qualitative methods context for the process is the emphasis on and grounding its logic ...
In Table 1.2, we offer a representation of important research terms, but ones we believe to be appropriate in the pragmatic context of higher education. We also offer examples of how they are used. The reader will notice in Table 1.2 ...
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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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