Qualitative Inquiry in Higher Education Organization and Policy Research provides readers with the theoretical foundations and innovative perspectives for undertaking qualitative research to influence policy and practice discussions. Well-known chapter authors discuss innovative strategies for investigating complex problems, helping readers understand how research can consider the culture of the institution, administrative hierarchy, students, faculty, and external constituencies. From both an organizational and policy perspective, chapter pairings explore a range of methodologies, including ethnography, case study, critical qualitative inquiry, and the notion of "grit." This volume explores how qualitative inquiry can advance understanding of organizational inequities in higher education, and it offers graduate students and educational researchers the tools to improve the organizational function of institutions while contributing to meaningful change.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 178
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 13 mm
This volume provides higher education scholars with valuable insight. Through their contributions, chapter authors challenge readers to seriously consider the many ways in which qualitative inquiry can enhance our collective understanding of inequities that are embedded in our institutions and how we can facilitate meaningful changes. This is an important contribution to our field.
-Jeffrey F. Milem, Professor and Dean, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, UC Santa Barbara
This edited volume provides several perspectives on qualitative methodology and its application to educational policy. The chapter authors provide a unique methodological perspective because they focus on higher education and on policy and organizational contexts. This volume will greatly benefit classes on higher education policy and organization as well as a general methods course.
-Deborah Faye Carter, Associate Professor, School of Educational Studies, Claremont Graduate University
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