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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For it is with respect to an end that a beginning is defined” (p. 472). How does a researcher negotiate the precariousness of beginning a study? How does one arrive at a completed, worthy, qualitative study? It is imperative that those ...
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 ...
In this section we have defined paradigm and demonstrated how language and word choice align with paradigm. Besides paradigm, there are many other important terms that relate to grounding assumptions. An understanding of these allows ...
Unfortunately, these terms are sometimes defined and used differently by different scholars. These important fundamental concepts are listed in Table 1.1 along with definitions provided by notable research scholars. Table 1.
Some scholars do not refer to epistemology, but those who do define it as the origins, theory, or assumptions about knowledge. Other scholars state what it is that epistemological questions illuminate, some scholars do not mention ...
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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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