This book couples an authoritative overview of the principal current areas of research into higher education with a guide to the processes involved in undertaking research into higher education. It offers both a classification and analysis of research on higher education, and suggestions and guidance for further research. Case studies of recently published research are discussed in detail with particular attention drawn to the methods, methodologies and theories used with consideration as to how these might be used in further research. Consideration is given to research design and questions, funding, progressing research projects, publication and dissemination, whilst annotated lists provide details of published sources offering further advice and illumination.
Researching Higher Education is core reading for those interested in research in higher education throughout the English-speaking world. It will be of value to students and academics researching the higher education experience as well as appealing to experienced researchers seeking an overview or insights into new areas and alternative methods.