Theoretical Frameworks in College Student Research was written to offer those who engage in college student research a framework, tool, or guide for understanding the role that theory plays in research. Each of the seven chapters in the volume are organized around five major questions which address the essence of theory, central tenants and concepts of prevailing theories, examples of how the author and others have used the theory in previous research, as well as insights for future research. An impressive set of references points to the expansive literature that informs this new volume.
Publisher: University Press of America
Number of pages: 106
Weight: 163 g
Dimensions: 227 x 151 x 8 mm
Theoretical Frameworks in College Student Research is an important volume that breaks new ground on the critically important role that frameworks play in designing and conducting research in postsecondary contexts. Future generations of scholars will be indebted to Professor Strayhorn for plainly explaining this often complex and complicated issue. -- Melvin Cleveland Terrell, professor emeritus of counselor education and vice president emeritus of student affairs, Northwestern Illinois University
Bravo to Dr. Strayhorn for writing an accessible text that could rightly serve as a "how-to" manual of sorts for those who are interested in using theoretical frameworks in educational research but, heretofore, have struggled to find good examples of just how to do so. A must-read for those interested in studying college students in the 21st and future centuries. -- Tonya Saddler Ph.D, assistant professor of higher education, Marywood University