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ERIC Number: EJ1010895
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0729-4360
Discipline and Methodology in Higher Education Research
Tight, Malcolm
Higher Education Research and Development, v32 n1 p136-151 2013
Higher education research is a multidisciplinary field, engaging researchers from across the academy who make use of a wide range of methodological approaches. This article examines the relation between discipline and methodology in higher education research, analysing a database of 567 articles published in 15 leading higher education journals internationally during 2010. It finds that, while a wide variety of methods and methodologies are employed to research higher education, their usage is common to researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds. Greater variation is apparent geographically, however, in the use of complex multivariate techniques, with North American researchers more commonly making use of these. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Canada; New Zealand; United Kingdom; United States