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Introduction 1. The study of higher education 2. Ontology and epistemology 3. Qualitative research approaches 4. Survey and other quantitative approaches 5. Research methods 6. The single case 7. Research tools 8. Engaging with the literature 9. Qualitative data analysis 10. Evaluating qualitative research 12. Endnote on writing and publishing Final words Appendix A
Ben Kei Daniel is Associate Professor in Higher Education at the University of Otago, New Zealand, where he teaches research methodology (quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods) and educational technology. He is the convenor for educational technology for the university. Tony Harland is Professor of Higher Education at the University of Otago, New Zealand. His main research interest is in the purposes of a university education. Tony teaches qualitative research methods and other topics such as learning theory, leadership and peer review.