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Research in the College Context: Approaches and Methods / Edition 2

Research in the College Context: Approaches and Methods / Edition 2

by Frances K. Stage, Kathleen Manning
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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138824782
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/03/2015
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 238
Sales rank: 231,259
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents


Part 1: Developing a Context for Research

Chapter 1: Choosing a Method: What is your Question?

Frances K. Stage and Kathleen Manning

Chapter 2: What Is Your Research Approach?

Kathleen Manning and Frances K. Stage

Part 2: Respondent-Based Methods

Chapter 3: The Qualitative Interview

Anna M. Ortiz

Chapter 4: Focus Groups

Jillian Kinzie

Part 3: Mixed Methods

Chapter 5: Participatory Action Research

Lindsey E. Malcom-Piqueux

Chapter 6: Mixed Methods Research

Dorian L. McCoy

Part 4: Using Original and Pre-Existing Data and Resources

Chapter 7: Visual Methods in Higher Education

Amy Scott Metcalfe

Chapter 8: Document Analysis, Oral History and Historical Methods

Michelle Dionne Thompson

Chapter 9: Policy Analysis Research

Teboho Moja

Chapter 10: Surveys

Drew Allen

Part 5: Large Data Set Analysis

Chapter 11: Secondary Data Analysis

Diane Cardenas Elliott

Chapter 12: Large National Data Sets

Ryan Wells

Part 6: Communicating Your Results – Adding to the Knowledge of the Field

Chapter 13: Reporting Results and Conclusion

Frances K. Stage and Kathleen Manning

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