Research in the college context: Approaches and methods: Second edition

Frances K. Stage, Kathleen Manning

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Research in the College Context, Second 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationResearch in the College Context
Subtitle of host publicationApproaches and Methods
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages228
ISBN (Electronic)9781317580102
ISBN (Print)9781138824768
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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