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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This chapter is a combination of two chapters in the first edition that we moved earlier in the book to emphasize that issues of quality and trustworthiness need to be considered early in the research planning process rather than at the ...
All the chapters in the book emphasize the importance of decision making in the research process. Every step of the way, the researcher is making decisions—regarding research questions, who is in the sample, what kinds of questions to ...
472) The use of “(re)write” emphasizes the importance of revising for deeper understanding that may be lost with the more commonplace use of rewrite. In this section we have defined paradigm and demonstrated how language and word choice ...
The reader will notice in Table 1.2 that we have replaced the term literature review with thearett'ea/fiamewark to emphasize the importance of theory. We have differentiated theoretical perspective (assumptions about the ...
... empirical/analytical (Coomer & Hultgren, 1989), and objectivirm (Crotty, 1998), with an emphasis on prediction. In column B, knowledge and existence are perceived and constructed through human interaction and emphasize understanding ...
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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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