260 pages | 10 B/W Illus.
Across the world, universities are transforming their teaching and learning practices to meet the challenges facing Higher Education in the 21st century. Research into teaching and learning in Higher Education has never been a more important issue. Growing numbers of academics across disciplines are conducting research in their teaching. This book presents contemporary approaches to researching university teaching and learning to address this rising demand. The author provides a much needed comprehensive yet basic approach for conducting this type of research.
A perfect resource for new lecturers, professional developers, researchers and graduate students; this book provides useful and effective guidance for conducting teaching and learning research in Higher Education. Filling a clear gap in the market, this book covers all the essential methodological and theoretical bases needed to engage in Higher Education research. This book offers a refreshingly light yet serious approach to research which has proved to yield significant advances in the field, allowing new academics from any discipline to effectively conduct higher education research. Each chapter covers the following:
This book is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in up to date theories and methods for conducting teaching and learning research in Higher Education.
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Methodological Issues
Chapter 3: Evaluation Research
Chapter 4: Case Study Research
Chapter 5: Action Research
Chapter 6: Interviews
Chapter 7: Focus Group Research
Chapter 8: Ethnography
Chapter 9: Critical incident analysis
Chapter 10: Researching online
Chapter 11: Quantitative Research
Chapter 12: Appreciative Inquiry
Chapter 13: Researching from a disciplinary perspective
Chapter 14: Ethical Issues
Chapter 15: Analysing Qualitative Data
Chapter 16: Conclusion