Theory and Method in Higher Education Research Vol: 5

Jeroen Huisman
Ghent University, Belgium

Malcolm Tight
Lancaster University, UK

Product Details
07 Oct 2019
Emerald Publishing Limited
248 pages - 152 x 229mm
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 analyses and discussions of, amongst others, disability frameworks, rhythms research, loose coupling, mixed methods, internet-mediated research, critical whiteness and selection bias.
Chapter 1. Analysing Policy Positions of Stakeholder Organizations in Higher Education: what, how and why? Martina Vukasovic 
Chapter 2. Understanding Disability Frameworks in Higher Education Research; Kirsten Brown, Edlyn Peña, Ellen Broido, Lissa Stapleton & Nancy Evans 
Chapter 3. Diffracting the Curriculum - putting 'new' material feminism to work to reconfigure knowledge-making practices in undergraduate higher education; Carol Taylor 
Chapter 4. The Looseness of Loose Coupling: the use and misuse of 'loose coupling' in higher education research; Mari Elken & Martina Vukasovic 
Chapter 5. Higher Education Leadership and Management as Practical Reasonableness: a phronetic approach to higher education research; Greg Walker 
Chapter 6. Towards a Critical Whiteness Methodology: challenging whiteness through qualitative research; Chris Corces-Zimmerman & Tonia Guida 
Chapter 7. Mixed Methods for Research into Higher Education: solving the problem of institutionalized introspection? Markus Seyfried & Florian Reith 
Chapter 8. Addressing Self-Selection and Endogeneity in Higher Education Research; Xiqian Liu & Victor Borden 
Chapter 9. An Exploration of Rhythms in the Contemporary Academy: Time, space and affect; Fadia Dakka & Rob Smith 
Chapter 10. Pluralism as a Vehicle for Theory-Building in Educational Technology Research; Sonja Strydom & Magda Fourie-Malherbe 
Chapter 11. Internet-Mediated Research - A methodological discussion based on a study with non-traditional adult students; Leanete Dotta, Amelia Lopes & Carlinda Leite 
Chapter 12. Ethnographies of Higher Education and Modes of Existence: using Latour's philosophical anthropology to construct faithful accounts of higher education practice; Jonathan Tummons
Jeroen Huisman is Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Sociology, Ghent University, Belgium. He is author/editor of around 300 publications. His research interests revolve around policy and governance in higher education and organisational change and governance of higher education institutions. His most recent (co-edited) books include 25 years of transformations of higher education systems in post/Soviet countries (Palgrave, 2018) and Policy analysis of structural reforms in higher education: Processes and outcomes (Palgrave, 2017). 
Malcolm Tight is Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Educational Research, Lancaster University, UK. He is the author or editor of over 50 books and over 150 journal articles and book chapters. His main research interest is in the development of higher education research (see Researching Higher Education (Open University Press, second edition, 2012) and Higher Education Research: the developing field (Bloomsbury, 2018).

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