Crafting and Conducting Research on Student Transitions

May 2011
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  • Publisher
    National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
  • Published
    17th May 2011
  • ISBN 9781889271781
  • Language English
  • Pages 138 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"

Designed for students and educational professionals researching students' movement into and through higher education, Crafting and Conducting Research on Student Transitions is a concise resource, describing both qualitative and quantitative methods. The authors walk readers through the process of selecting a topic, designing a study, and disseminating the research results on explorations of the college student experience from the first college year to beyond graduation. Ideal for use in graduate programs or professional writing groups and by educators who wish to contribute to this growing subspecialty of the higher education literature.

“The concepts covered in the book … would serve as a useful introduction to the basics of higher education research for a graduate-level introductory research course or a first-year doctoral seminar course.”

- Journal of College Orientation and Transition

List of Figures


Chapter 1: Framing the Research Question

Chapter 2: Identifying and Selecting the Methodology

Chapter 3: Conducting Qualitative Research on College Student Transitions

Chapter 4: Conducting Quantitative Research on College Student Transitions

Chapter 5: Publishing Results and Disseminating Findings

Appendix A: Additional Resources

Appendix B: Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition Review Form



Jean M. Henscheid

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