Research in the College Context Approaches and Methods

ISBN-10: 0415935806

ISBN-13: 9780415935807

Edition: 2003

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Recently, those who study college students and college environments have learned that many of their questions could not be answered through traditional methods. This book will provide faculty members, students and research practitioners in the college environment a handbook of alternative approaches and methods for researching higher education and college students. Various practical and theoretical approaches available for policy development, original research and knowledge generation will be addressed. The reader will also be guided in formulating research questions, making decisions regarding research approaches, using appropriate techniques and composing results.
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Book details

List price: $47.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 9/9/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 252
Size: 6.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Editors
Contributors
Preface
Developing a Context for Research
What Is Your Question?
What Is Your Research Approach?
Respondent-Based Methods
The Ethnographic Interview
Focus Group Interviews
Unobtrusive Measures
Document-Based Methods
Document Analysis
Historical Methods
Visual Methods
Legal Research Methods
Using Preexisting Data and Resources
Secondary Analysis of Data
Policy Analysis
Using and Enhancing Existing Data to Respond to Campus Challenges
Communicating Your Results-Adding to the Knowledge of the Field
Reporting Results
Author Index
Subject Index
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