Research in the College Context: Approaches and Methods

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Frances K. Stage, Kathleen Manning
Routledge, 2015 M08 20 - 238 pages

Research in the College Context, 2nd Edition provides faculty, students, practitioners, and researchers in the college environment with a manual of diverse approaches and methods for researching higher education and college students. The text offers the reader a variety of qualitative and quantitative research tools including interviewing, surveys, mixed methods, focus groups, visual methods, participatory action research, policy analysis, document analysis and historical methods, secondary data analysis, and use of large national data sets. This revised edition provides readers with current and innovative methodological tools needed to research the complex issues facing higher education today. Each technique is thoroughly presented with accompanying examples, advice for designing research projects, and tips for data collection, analysis, and dissemination of results. Clearly organized and accessible, this volume is the essential guide for experienced and novice researchers.

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Contents

What is your Question?
the important consideration of including respondents in all aspects of the research
Kathleen Manning and Frances K Stage
The Qualitative Interview
Several authors discuss research methods that place the respondent in the center
Focus Groups
Participatory Action Research
Mixed Methods Research
Michelle Dionne Thompson
Policy Analysis Research
Surveys
Secondary Data Analysis
Large National Datasets
Reporting Results and Conclusion
Contributor Biographies
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Visual Methods in Higher Education

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About the author (2015)

Frances K. Stage is Professor of Higher Education at New York University, USA.

Kathleen Manning is Professor Emerita of Higher Education and Student Affairs at the University of Vermont, USA.

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