Theory and Method in Higher Education Research

Theory and Method in Higher Education Research


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Theory and Method in Higher Education Research contains contemporary contributions to international debates regarding the application and development of theory and methodology in researching higher education. Higher education research is a developing field internationally, which is attracting more and more researchers from a great variety of disciplinary backgrounds within and beyond higher education institutions. As such, it is an arena within which a wide range of theories, methods and methodologies is being applied. As an expanding multidisciplinary area of interest, we may also expect increased development of theory and method. This volume aims to offer a channel for discussion, critique and innovation. It should become essential reading for the growing numbers of researchers engaging with higher education across the globe.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781786358950
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Publication date: 10/31/2016
Series: Theory and Method in Higher Education Research Series , #2
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jeroen Huisman is Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Sociology, Ghent University, Belgium. He is author/editor of around 300 publications. His research interests revolve around policy and governance in higher education and organisational change and governance of higher education institutions. His most recent (co-edited) books include 25 years of transformations of higher education systems in post/Soviet countries (Palgrave, 2018) and Policy analysis of structural reforms in higher education: Processes and outcomes (Palgrave, 2017).
Malcolm Tight is Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Educational Research, Lancaster University, UK. He is the author or editor of over 50 books and over 150 journal articles and book chapters. His main research interest is in the development of higher education research (see Researching Higher Education (Open University Press, second edition, 2012) and Higher Education Research: the developing field (Bloomsbury, 2018).

Table of Contents

List of Contributors vii

Editorial Introduction xi

The Old Questions are the Best: Striving against Invalidity in Qualitative Research Betina da Suva Lopes Helena Pedrosa-de-Jesus Mike Walls 1

Using Grounded Theory to Discover Threshold Concepts in Transformative Learning Experiences Virginia M. Tucker Christine Bruce Sylvia L. Edwards 23

Methods for Assessing Competences in Higher Education: A Comparative Review Edith Braun Shweta Mishra 47

The Academic Home of Higher Education Research: The Case of Doctoral Theses in Sweden Eva Forsberg Lars Geschwind 69

Constructing Future Visions about Higher Education With Participatory Methods Gábor Királly Zsuzsanna Géring+cAlexandra Köves Sára Csillag Gergely Kováts 95

Connecting Theory and Practice in Qualitative Research Carolina Guzmán-Valenzuela 115

Studying Higher Education Close-Up: Unexplored Potentials of "shadowing" in Higher Education Research Meta Gorup 135

Developing a Participant-Centered Approach to Qualitative Research Interviewing Marjorie McCrory Victoria O'Donnell 157

Co-Creating Higher Education Reform with Actor-Network Theory: Experiences from Involving a Variety of Actors in the Processes of Knowledge Creation Laura Louise Sarauw 177

The Precision and Rigor of International Comparative Studies in Higher Education Anna Kosmützky 199

Strategic Positioning in Higher Education: Reshaping Perspectives Marian Mahal Leo Goedegebuure 223

Universities as Hybrids: Applications of Institutional Logics Theory to Higher Education Benedetto Lepori 245

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