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Theory and Method in Higher Education Research

Theory and Method in Higher Education Research
Theory and Method in Higher Education Research
Theory and Method in Higher Education Research, provides a forum specifically for higher education researchers to discuss issues of theory and method. This latest volume presents a truly international approach with contributions from Argentina, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Norway, Portugal, the U.K. and the U.S
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  • Front Cover -- Theory and Method in Higher Education Research -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- List of Contributors -- Editorial Introduction -- The Guiding Role of Theory in Mixed-Methods Research: Combining Individual and Institutional Perspectives on the Transition to Higher Education -- Introduction -- Potentials and Limitations of Qualitative and Quantitative Studies on the Transition to HE -- Mixed-Methods Research -- Mixed-Methods Example Study -- Theoretical Framework and Research Design -- Creating Meta-Inferences -- Data Collection -- Integration Strategies -- First Findings -- Conclusions -- Acknowledgment -- References -- Higher Education Research: Looking beyond New Public Management -- Introduction -- New Public Management and the Neoliberal University -- Moving beyond NPM -- First Cluster: Further Development of NPM in HE -- (New) Managerialism -- Academic Capitalism -- Second Cluster: Organizing Universities to React to NPM -- Shared Governance -- Flexible Governance or Learning Organization -- Third Cluster: Taking Many Stakeholders into Account -- Network Governance -- New Public Governance -- Public Value Paradigm -- Discussion and Conclusion -- References -- An Analytical Framework for Evaluation-Based Decision-Making Procedures in Universities -- Introduction -- Universities as Formal Organizations -- Organizational Decision-Making Procedures -- The Three Dimensions of Evaluation-Based Decision-Making -- The Temporal Dimension -- Phase 1: Configuring the Professorship -- Phase 2: Selecting a Candidate -- Phase 3: Negotiating Resources and Wages -- Social Dimension -- Matter-of-Fact Dimension -- Resume and Outlook -- References -- The Study of the Academic Profession - Contributions from and to the Sociology of Professions -- Introduction -- Sociology of Professions as an Academic Field
  • From 1930 until 1960 - Functionalism and Symbolic Interactionism -- 1960-1970 - Critics of Functionalism -- 1970-1980 - Systemic perspective -- From 1990 onward: Questioning Professions and Professionalism -- Studies on Academic Profession -- Changing Academic Profession -- Defining a Profession -- Diversity and Fragmentation of the Academic Profession -- Conclusions -- References -- A Developmental Perspective on Organizing for Social Responsibility: A Framework of Wise Action for Higher Education Organizations -- Introduction -- Systems of Meaning-Making for Individuals -- Meaning-Making as Outcome: Development of Wise Citizenship -- Wisdom -- Components of Meaning-Making for Organizational Systems -- A Social Actor Conception of Organizing -- Acting for Social Responsibility: Organizational Wisdom -- Examining Organizational Wisdom through Higher Education Research -- Conclusion -- Note -- References -- Organizational Identity of Universities: A Review of the Literature from 1972 to 2014 -- Method -- Coding Procedures -- Results -- A Typology of Studies -- Type 1 (N = 38): Image -- Type 2 (N = 21): Sensemaking -- Type 3 (N = 14): Identity Negotiations -- Type 4 (N = 26): Branding -- Type 5 (N = 7): Institutional Logics -- Type 6 (N = 14): Institutional Positioning -- Discussion -- University Organizations: From the "Loosely Coupled System" to the Organizational Actor? -- Universities' Identity Work: A Value Rationalization That Has to Do with Competing Institutional Logics -- Avenues for Further Research -- References -- The University as an Adaptive Resilient Organization: A Complex Systems Perspective -- Introduction -- Complex Theory for Higher Education Systems -- The Quest for Differentiation: The University as a Strategic Actor -- The Resilient University: Key Features -- Slack -- Requisite Variety -- Decoupling -- Concluding Thoughts
  • Acknowledgment -- References -- The Role of Curriculum Theory in Contemporary Higher Education Research and Practice -- Introduction -- Critical Realist Perspective on Curriculum Theories -- Shaping of Curriculum Theories and Higher Education -- Nature of Normative Curriculum Theories -- Critical Curriculum Theories -- Debates on Curriculum Theories and Research Methods in Terms of Practice and Policy -- Rethinking the Divide between Normative and Critical Curriculum Theories -- References -- A Knowledge Management Framework for Institutional Research -- Introduction -- Objectives -- The Purpose of Institutional Research -- Information Management and Developmental Models for IR -- A New Knowledge Management Framework for IR -- Framework Validation -- Application of the Framework to Measure Development -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgments -- References -- The Differentiated Market-University Structural Differences among University's Commodification Processes -- Introduction -- University's Commodification. What Do We Know So Far? -- The Differentiated Market University -- From Capital's Differentiation {u2026} -- {u2026} To Universities' Differentiation -- Concluding Remarks -- References -- Virtual Ethnography: The Logistical and Ethical Challenges of Bringing Higher Education Research Online -- Introduction -- Ethical and Logistical Hurdles -- Ethical Concerns -- Existing Guidelines for Virtual Ethnography -- Exemption from Formal Ethics Boards -- Protection of Participant Anonymity -- Logistical Issues -- Entering the Virtual Field Site -- Purpose of the Study and Site Selection -- Methodology -- Methodological Challenges -- Recommendations for Future Research -- Concluding Remarks -- References -- The Network Paradigm in Higher Education -- Introduction -- The Network Paradigm -- Network Characteristics -- Higher Education Institutions' Networks
  • Network Consequences -- Higher Education Institutions' Networks -- Network Antecedents -- Higher Education Institutions' Networks -- Discussion: The Network Paradigm and Higher Education Studies -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgments -- References -- Disability and College Students: A Critical Examination of a Multivalent Identity -- Theoretical Lenses -- Theoretical Borderlands -- Queer and Crip Theory -- Disability-as-Identity: Fundamental Contradictions -- Medical -- Diagnostic -- Legal -- Environmental -- Economic -- Cultural -- Disability as an Intersectional Social Identity -- Conclusion and Implications -- References -- Informal Learning in the Workplace: Approaches to Learning and Perceptions of the Context -- Introduction -- Informal Learning and Workplace Learning -- Approaches to Studying in Higher Education -- Approaches to Learning in the Workplace -- Approaches to Workplace Learning and Perceptions of the Workplace Climate -- An Online Survey -- The Findings -- Confirmatory Factor Analysis -- Exploratory Factor Analysis -- Canonical Correlation Analysis -- Path Analysis -- Conclusions -- Limitations -- Issues of Method -- Issues of Theory -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- References -- Index
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