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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... studies continue to assist those in higher education in meeting learning goals and promoting learning outcomes for students, especially those whose voices have been silenced or made difficult to hear within quantitative research.
Increasingly, such assessments are utilizing both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Consequently, conducting sound assessment has important implications for institutions in their training of practitioners, administrators, ...
Research is often considered by inexperienced researchers as two opposite types: qualitative and quantitative. Crotty (1998) described the opposition of these terms as the “great divide” (p. 14). Since the 1980s, researchers have been ...
... between rational and mythic, and between quantitative and qualitative inquiry. Many scholars and researchers attack this duality (e.g., Ellingson, 2011; Lather, 2007; Pinar, Reynolds, Slat-tery, & Taubman, 1995).
A differing of opinion exists about whether those whose studies are grounded in a qualitative paradigm should use the same language of the “found world” (e.g., quantitative research) (Smith & Deemer, 2000, p. 885) or create new language ...
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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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