Jul 17, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

HIGHED 648 - Researching Higher Education: Foundations and Approaches

3 Credit(s) | Seminar | Graded
Not repeatable for credit

An introduction to social science research, students in this course will learn about, engage with, and critically reflect on the theoretical and philosophical foundations of higher education research, as well as the range of disciplinary and methodological approaches to studying educational issues, particularly those that invoke questions about equality and social justice. students will also have opportunities to develop the practice of analyzing and critiquing scholarship and turning a research topic/interest into researchable problem. Finally, students will examine their own assumptions about the nature and construction of knowledge, how these assumptions inform choices about methodology and methods, and what these assumptions mean for their development as scholar-practitioners.