Theory and Method in Higher Education Research Vol: 2

Jeroen Huisman
Ghent University, Belgium

Malcolm Tight
Lancaster University, UK


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Product Details
Format:
Hardback
ISBN:
9781786358950
Published:
31 Oct 2016
Publisher:
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
280 pages - 152 x 229mm
Series:
Theory and Method in Higher Education Research
Higher education research is a developing field internationally, which is attracting more and more researchers from a great variety of disciplinary backgrounds within and beyond higher education institutions. As such, it is an arena within which a wide range of theories, methods and methodologies is being applied. This volume of Theory and Method in Higher Education Research contains contemporary contributions to international debates regarding the application and development of theory and methodology in researching higher education. Amongst the theories discussed are actor-network theory, institutional logics, strategic positioning and threshold concepts. In terms of method and methodology, contributions consider validity in qualitative research, measuring competences, international-comparative research, shadowing, participatory research and participant-centred approaches to interviewing.
The Old Questions Are the Best: Striving Against Invalidity in Qualitative Research - Betina Da Silva Lopes, Helena Pedrosa-De-Jesus and Mike Watts Using Grounded Theory to Discover Threshold Concepts in Transformative Learning Experiences - Virginia M. Tucker, Christine Bruce and Sylvia L. Edwards Methods for Assessing Competences in Higher Education: A Comparative Review - Edith Braun and Shweta Mishra The Academic Home of Higher Education Research: The Case of Doctoral Theses in Sweden - Eva Forsberg and Lars Geschwind Constructing Future Visions About Higher Education with Participatory Methods - Gabor Kiraly, Zsuzsanna Gering, Alexandra Koves, Sara Csillag and Gergely Kovats Connecting Theory and Practice in Qualitative Research - Carolina Guzman-Valenzuela Studying Higher Education Close-Up: Unexplored Potentials of “Shadowing” in Higher Education Research - Meta Gorup Developing a Participant-Centered Approach to Qualitative Research Interviewing - Marjorie McCrory and Victoria O’Donnell Co-Creating Higher Education Reform with Actor-Network Theory: Experiences from Involving a Variety of Actors in the Processes of Knowledge Creation - Laura Louise Sarauw The Precision and Rigor of International Comparative Studies in Higher Education - Anna Kosmutzky Strategic Positioning in Higher Education: Reshaping Perspectives - Marian Mahat and Leo Goedegebuure Universities as Hybrids: Applications of Institutional Logics Theory to Higher Education - Benedetto Lepori
Edited by Jeroen Huisman, Ghent University, Belgium Malcolm Tight, Lancaster University, UK
Editors Huisman and Tight present readers with a collection of academic essays and scholarly articles focused on contemporary and emerging theories and methods utilized in higher education research. The selections that make up the main body of the text are devoted to striving against invalidity in qualitative research, using grounded theory to discover threshold concepts in transformative learning experiences, methods for assessing competencies in higher education, and many other related subjects. Jeroen Huisman is a faculty member of Ghent University in Belgium. Malcolm Tight is a faculty member of Lancaster University in the United Kingdom. Distributed in North America by Turpin Distribution.

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