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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The Influence of Paradigm on Discourse Thomas Kuhn (1970) used the Greek term parodelgmo, meaning pattern or model, ... In this context, he defined paradigms as models “from which spring particular coherent traditions of scientific ...
Kuhn employed Joseph Jastrow's famous duck-rabbit picture1 (see Figure 1.1) as a metaphor of the paradigm shift debate. He concluded that once the viewer has “seen” the new paradigm (or duck-rabbit), it is impossible to forget.
How does paradigm relate to worldview? Worldview is the conceptualization people make of their relation to the world. Paradigm, too, is a conceptualization but is more specific to knowledge construction. Likely, one's worldview would ...
comparison have a universal use, but in fact they can represent a particular research paradigm. As interpreters of reality instead of solely being in contact with reality, researchers are responsible for understanding the implications ...
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 ...
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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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