ABSTRACT

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.

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PART I Ethnography in Higher Education Organization and Policy Research

chapter 2|21 pages

Th e Utility of Qualitative Research to Inform Public Policy

ByRANDALL F. CLEMENS, WILLIAM G. TIERNEY

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Th e Ethnographic Organization: (Critical) Ethnography and the Organizational Analysis of Higher Education

ByRYAN EVELY GILDERSLEEVE AND BRENDA SIFUENTEZ

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PART II Case Study in Higher Education Organization and Policy Research

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PART III “Grit” in Higher Education Organization and Policy Research

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PART IV National and Institutional Higher Education Organization and Policy Research

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PART V The Imperative Nature of Qualitative Inquiry