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Researching your own institution: Higher Education

Trowler, Paul (2011) Researching your own institution: Higher Education. British Educational Research Association.

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Abstract

This resource is aimed at those who are considering researching the higher education institution (HEI) in which they are employed or enrolled. It highlights and offers guidance on the issues which are specific to researching HEIs (as a particular type of organization) as an ‘insider’. This kind of ‘insider research’ is sometimes referred to as ‘endogenous research’. The resource highlights some of the key issues raised in conducting research into one’s own HEI and the following are discussed: the characteristics of this kind of research and its growth; its strengths and weaknesses; conceptualising the nature of HEIs; ethical issues; and issues about value and robustness. The resource concludes by offering a series of questions for reflection.

Item Type: Other
Subjects: L Education
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Educational Research
ID Code: 53785
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 30 Apr 2012 16:54
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 03:16
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/53785

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