1st Edition

Qualitative Inquiry in Higher Education Organization and Policy Research





ISBN 9781138666405
Published December 13, 2016 by Routledge
178 Pages

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Qualitative Inquiry in Higher Education Organization and Policy Research provides readers with the theoretical foundations and innovative perspectives for undertaking qualitative research to influence policy and practice discussions. Well-known chapter authors discuss innovative strategies for investigating complex problems, helping readers understand how research can consider the culture of the institution, administrative hierarchy, students, faculty, and external constituencies. From both an organizational and policy perspective, chapter pairings explore a range of methodologies, including ethnography, case study, critical qualitative inquiry, and the notion of "grit." This volume explores how qualitative inquiry can advance understanding of organizational inequities in higher education, and it offers graduate students and educational researchers the tools to improve the organizational function of institutions while contributing to meaningful change.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Series Editor Introduction

MARYBETH GASMAN

Preface: Examining Higher Education Policy and Organizations through Qualitative Research Methods

PENNY A. PASQUE AND VICENTE M. LECHUGA

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1 Refocusing Policy and Organization Scholarship on Inequality in American Higher Education: Legacy Lost

EDWARD P. ST. JOHN

Part I

Ethnography in Higher Education Organization and Policy Research

Chapter 2 The Utility of Qualitative Research to Inform Public Policy

RANDALL F. CLEMENS AND WILLIAM G. TIERNEY

Chapter 3 The Ethnographic organization: (Critical) Ethnography and the Organizational Analysis of Higher Education

RYAN EVELY GILDERSLEEVE AND BRENDA SIFUENTEZ

Part II

Case Study in Higher Education Organization and Policy Research

Chapter 4 Translating Qualitative Data into Policy Recommendations: Meta-analyses for Qualitative Researchers

YVONNA S. LINCOLN

Chapter 5 Critical Case Study as an Imperative for Organizational Activism and Institutional Change: Critical Methodologies in Higher Education Organization Research

PENNY A. PASQUE, LENA M. KHADER, AND COREY STILL

Part III

"Grit" in Higher Education Organization and Policy Research

Chapter 6 An Overview of Paradigms and the Introduction of Methodological Grit: Using Qualitative Methods to Inform Higher Education Policy and Practice

DANIEL J. ALMEIDA

Chapter 7 Revising the Grounds for the Study of Grit: Critical Qualitative Inquiry in Post-Secondary Education Organizational Research

LESLIE D. GONZALES

Part IV

National and Institutional Higher Education Organization and Policy Research

Chapter 8 Qualitative Research and Public Policy: Reconsidering Actionable Intelligence

JAMES T. MINOR AND CHARLENE MUTAMBA

Chapter 9 Transforming Higher Education Institutions through Critical Qualitative Leadership Inquiry

ROZANA CARDUCCI

Part V

The Imperative Nature of Qualitative Inquiry

Chapter 10 The Imperative Nature of Qualitative Inquiry for the Future of Higher Education Organization and Policy Research

PENNY A. PASQUE AND VINCE M. LECHUGA

Biographies of Contributors

Index

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Editor(s)

Biography

Penny A. Pasque is the Brian E. & Sandra O’Brien Presidential Professor and Program Area Coordinator of Adult and Higher Education at the University of Oklahoma, USA.

Vicente M. Lechuga is Associate Professor of Higher Education Administration at Texas A&M University, USA.

Reviews

This volume provides higher education scholars with valuable insight. Through their contributions, chapter authors challenge readers to seriously consider the many ways in which qualitative inquiry can enhance our collective understanding of inequities that are embedded in our institutions and how we can facilitate meaningful changes. This is an important contribution to our field.

-Jeffrey F. Milem, Professor and Dean, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, UC Santa Barbara

 

This edited volume provides several perspectives on qualitative methodology and its application to educational policy.  The chapter authors provide a unique methodological perspective because they focus on higher education and on policy and organizational contexts. This volume will greatly benefit classes on higher education policy and organization as well as a general methods course.

-Deborah Faye Carter, Associate Professor, School of Educational Studies, Claremont Graduate University