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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By this, we mean that research ought to result in greater understanding of complex phenomena and that higher education can offer pathways to improved quality of life, particularly for those whose experiences and life situations are ...
As qualitative research continues to become a more accepted means of conducting inquiry, it is critical that a common and clear understanding exists of the complexities that encompass qualitative inquiry. In this book, we offer insight ...
As coauthors working collaboratively to write a book, we brought to this process our own individual perceptions and experiences; we listened to each other's perspectives, made decisions, and created a common understanding only after ...
In this chapter, we provide new lessons learned that reflect our evolving understanding of qualitative inquiry and identify several future directions that we anticipate will influence qualitative inquiry in higher education.
We encourage the study and understanding of more complex and descriptive terms but will begin where most inexperienced researchers begin. A discussion on how the broad polarities of quantitative and qualitative research emerged will be ...
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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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