Research in the college context: Approaches and methods

Frances K. Stage, Kathleen Manning

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages235
ISBN (Print)9780203952740
StatePublished - Sep 10 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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