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Theory and Method in Higher Education Research

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ISSN: 2056-3752

Editor: Jeroen Huisman and Malcolm Tight
Subject: Education (view other series in this subject area)
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Higher education research is a developing field internationally, which is attracting more and more researchers from a great variety of disciplinary backgrounds within and beyond higher education institutions. As such, it is an arena within which a wide range of theories, methods and methodologies is being applied. As an expanding multidisciplinary area of interest, we may also expect increased development of theory and method. Theory and Method in Higher Education Research contains contemporary contributions to international debates regarding the application and development of theory and methodology in researching higher education.

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Contact the Editorial Team

Series Editor

Jeroen Huisman
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Series Editor

Malcolm Tight
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Kimberley Chadwick
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About the Editors

Jeroen Huisman is professor of Higher Education at CHEGG, Department of Sociology, Ghent University. He holds a Master's degree Educational Studies, University of Groningen, the Netherlands (1991) and a PhD degree in Public Administration of the University of Twente, the Netherlands (1995). In 2005, he was appointed professor of Higher Education Management at the University of Bath. in 2013, he was granted an FWO Odysseus project at Ghent University. His main research interest are organisational change, institutional governance and higher education policy. He is editor of Higher Education Policy and co-editor of the SRHE Higher Education book series. He is furthermore member of the editorial board of Journal of Studies of International Education, Studies in Higher Education, European Journal of Higher Education and Tertiary Education and Management.

Malcolm Tight is a professor at Lancaster University’s Centre for Higher Education Research and Evaluation. He has a broad range of research interests in the fields of higher and post-compulsory education. Over the years, these have included research into: changing patterns of academic work; the nature of the academic experience; the development of higher education research; the history and meaning of higher education; alternative modes of study; the postgraduate and research experience; mature and 'non-traditional' students; comparative studies; patterns of participation; and, the role of learning in adult life. Prof Tight previously worked at the University of Warwick, the Open University and Birkbeck College London, and is Editor of the leading international journal Studies in Higher Education, and of the book series International Perspectives on Higher Education Research, and also on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Education and Work and Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning.

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