Research in the College Context: Approaches and Methods

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Frances K. Stage, Kathleen Manning
Routledge, 2013 M10 18 - 224 pages

This book provides faculty members, students, and research practitioners in the college environment with a handbook of diverse approaches and methods for researching higher education and college students. From interviews, surveys, and focus groups to powerful national databases and new internet resources, this book considers both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, offering the reader a variety of research tools. Each technique is thoroughly presented, and includes ethical considerations, helpful directions for designing research projects, tips for conducting data collection, and analysis and formats for clearly representing findings. Clearly organized and easily accessible, this volume is the essential guide for both the experiences and the novice researcher.

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Contents

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What Is YourQuestion?
What Is Your Research Approach?
Focus Group Interviews Bridget Turner Kelly Universityof Vermont
Document Analysis
Historical Methods
Legal Research Methods
Policy Analysis
Teboho MojaNewYork University Chapter 12 Using and Enhancing Existing Data toRespond toCampus
Reporting Results Frances K StageNewYork University
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Frances K. Stage is Professor and Director of the Higher Education Graduate Program at New York University. She has taught classes in research design, and case study analysis. She specializes in college student learning and student participation in the math/science majors.

Kathleen Manning is Associate Professor in the Department of Higher Education and Student Affairs graduate program at the University of Vermont, specializing in the areas of cultural pluralism, organizational analysis and campus cultures. Her courses include Qualitative Research Methods, Feminist Methodology and Research Design. Her specialty content areas within education and student affairs include cultural pluralism, organizational analysis, and campus cultures.

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