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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Tables and Figures TABLES 1.1 Terms and Definitions From Various Authors 1.2 Jones, Torres, and Arminio's Recommended Definitions With Examples 1.3 Worldview Exercise 1.4 Comparing Epistemologies 2.1 Analogous Terms 4.1 Relationships ...
Our approach is to emphasize the importance of intentionality in these decisions and the relationship of these decisions to theoretical perspectives and methodological choices. In total, these chapters illuminate the responsibilities ...
... selecting a compelling interest, an epistemological grounding, a theoretical framework and perspective, a research question, a purpose (e.g., research, assessment, or evaluation), and a relationship with the topic and participants.
How do these terms represent, re-present, and communicate the relationship? Kezar (2004) commented, A student tells me she wants to study the experience of graduate students in the United States who come from other countries.
We distinguish methodology (which guides research design) from method (the collection of data) while underscoring their relationship. Methodology is discussed in more detail in Chapter Four and method in Chapter Six.
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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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