1st Edition

SoTL Research Methodologies A Guide to Conceptualizing and Conducting the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

    296 Pages 21 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    296 Pages 21 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Combining real examples with a roadmap of how to construct studies, analyze results, and share work, this book serves as a primary research methodology text for the field of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).

    The volume seeks to explore key aspects of SoTL that are often missing in past frameworks: research-based ontologies, epistemologies, and ethical axiologies. Chapters map out the expansive continuum of SoTL by detailing its history and key work while incorporating Indigenous perspectives on pedagogy and research methodologies. The text also features methods of qualitative and quantitative data generation essential for SoTL such as conducting interviews and focus groups, procuring data through questionnaires and artifact observation, and sharing results for dissemination in traditional and public scholarship.

    A comprehensive guide for conducting SoTL research, this book illustrates a broad array of contexts and a spectrum of research methodologies to expand, enrich, and support both novice and experienced SoTL practitioners and researchers in answering the contexts and questions at the heart of teaching and learning.

    Part I: Thinking About SoTL 1. Understanding SoTL 2. Developing SoTL Inquiries 3. Thinking About SoTL Research Frameworks Part II: Generating Data for SoTL 4. Generating Quantitative Data and Constructing Questionnaires 5. Interviews and Focus Groups 6. Artifacts, Observations, and Reflections Part III: Analyzing SoTL Data 7. Quantitative Research Designs and Statistical Analysis 8. Empirical Qualitative Approaches 9. Mixed Methods Research Designs 10. Interpretive Research 11. Transformative Methodologies Part IV: Disseminating SoTL 12. Academic Genres 13. Communicating Visually: Ideas and Data 14. Amplifying Your Research


    Michelle Yeo is Professor and Director of the Mokakiiks Centre for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at Mount Royal University, Canada.

    Janice Miller-Young is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta, Canada.

    Karen Manarin is Professor of English at Mount Royal University, Canada.