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Researching Higher Education,9780335211173

Researching Higher Education

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Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 11/1/2003
Publisher(s): Open University Press
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Summary

This book couples an authoritative overview of the principal current areas of research into higher education with a guide to the processes involved in undertaking research into higher education. It offers both a classification and analysis of research on higher education, and suggestions and guidance for further research. Case studies of recently published research are discussed in detail with particular attention drawn to the methods, methodologies and theories used with consideration as to how these might be used in further research. Consideration is given to research design and questions, funding, progressing research projects, publication and dissemination, whilst annotated lists provide details of published sources offering further advice and illumination.Researching Higher Education is core reading for those interested in research in higher education throughout the English-speaking world. It will be of value to students and academics researching the higher education experience as well as appealing to experienced researchers seeking an overview or insights into new areas and alternative methods.

Author Biography

Malcolm Tight is Professor of Education at the University of Warwick. His current research interests focus in the nature of academic work and life.

Table of Contents

Part I: Recently published research on higher education
1(56)
Introduction
3(11)
The changing context for higher education research
3(2)
Themes and issues in higher education research
5(3)
Methods and methodologies in higher education research
8(2)
Levels of analysis in higher education research
10(1)
The organization of the book
11(1)
Using this book
12(2)
Journals
14(25)
Introduction
14(1)
Selection of journals for analysis
14(3)
Characteristics of the selected journals
17(4)
Themes and issues
21(3)
Methods and methodologies
24(3)
Level of analysis
27(5)
Authors' location, sex and institutional base
32(4)
Conclusions
36(3)
Books
39(18)
Introduction
39(1)
Selection of books for analysis
39(2)
Characteristics of higher education book publishers
41(3)
Themes and issues
44(3)
Methods and methodologies
47(2)
Level of analysis
49(4)
Authors' and editors' location, sex and institutional base
53(3)
Conclusions
56(1)
Part II: Issues and approaches in researching higher education
57(124)
Researching teaching and learning
59(15)
Introduction
59(1)
Research into teaching and learning
60(7)
student learning
60(3)
different kinds of students
63(1)
teaching in higher education
64(1)
the `how to' genre
65(2)
Case studies
67(6)
Ideas for further research
73(1)
Researching course design
74(16)
Introduction
74(1)
Research into course design
75(10)
the higher education curriculum
75(3)
technologies for learning
78(2)
student writing
80(2)
assessment
82(1)
postgraduate course design
83(2)
Case studies
85(4)
Ideas for further research
89(1)
Researching the student experience
90(18)
Introduction
90(1)
Research into the student experience
91(11)
accessing higher education
91(2)
the on-course experience
93(2)
success and non-completion
95(1)
the postgraduate experience
96(2)
the experience of different student groups
98(2)
the transition from higher education to work
100(2)
Case studies
102(5)
Ideas for further research
107(1)
Researching quality
108(12)
Introduction
108(1)
Research into quality
109(6)
course evaluation
109(1)
grading and outcomes
110(2)
national monitoring practices
112(2)
system standards
114(1)
Case studies
115(4)
Ideas for further research
119(1)
Researching system policy
120(16)
Introduction
120(1)
Research into system policy
121(10)
the policy context
121(2)
national policies
123(2)
comparative policy studies
125(2)
historical policy studies
127(2)
funding relationships
129(2)
Case studies
131(4)
Ideas for further research
135(1)
Researching institutional management
136(17)
Introduction
136(1)
Research into institutional management
137(10)
higher education management practice
137(3)
institutional leadership and governance
140(1)
institutional development and history
141(1)
institutional structure
142(2)
economies of scale and institutional mergers
144(1)
relations between higher education, industry and community
145(2)
Case studies
147(4)
Ideas for further research
151(2)
Researching academic work
153(15)
Introduction
153(1)
Research into academic work
154(8)
academic roles
154(1)
academic development
155(2)
academic careers
157(1)
women academics
158(1)
the changing nature of academic work
159(2)
academic work in different countries
161(1)
Case studies
162(4)
Ideas for further research
166(2)
Researching knowledge
168(13)
Introduction
168(1)
Research into knowledge
169(6)
the nature of research
169(2)
disciplinarity
171(1)
forms of knowledge
172(2)
the nature of the university
174(1)
Case studies
175(5)
Ideas for further research
180(1)
Part III: The process of researching higher education
181(43)
Method and methodology in researching higher education
183(19)
Introduction
183(1)
Method and methodology
183(5)
Documentary analysis
188(2)
Comparative analysis
190(2)
Interviews
192(2)
Surveys and multivariate analyses
194(2)
Conceptual analysis
196(1)
Phenomenography
197(1)
Critical and feminist perspectives
198(1)
Auto/biographical and observational studies
199(2)
Conclusions
201(1)
Researching higher education at different levels
202(8)
Introduction
202(1)
Individual
203(1)
Course
204(1)
Department
204(1)
Institution
205(1)
National
206(1)
System
207(1)
International
208(1)
Conclusions
209(1)
The process of researching
210(14)
Introduction
210(1)
Why research higher education?
211(1)
What to research?
212(1)
How to research?
213(1)
Where to research?
214(2)
Progressing research
216(1)
Publishing and disseminating research
217(6)
Conclusions
223(1)
References 224(29)
Index 253(5)
The Society for Research into Higher Education 258

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