State Postsecondary Education Research: New Methods to Inform Policy and Practice
Following political scientist's "rediscovery" of states as units of analysis -- because they constitute unique "natural laboratories" for testing theory and hypotheses about political behavior and policy adoption dynamics -- this book introduces this perspective as an increasingly important tool for researchers in higher education. This book provides an in-depth examination of the challenges and opportunities inherent in conducting cross-state higher education policy research. The authors of each chapter use their individual research projects to demonstrate the array of methodological, theoretical, analytical, and political challenges inherent in conducting comparative state-level policy research. The book is intended as a resource for researchers in higher education policy and as a text for higher education policy courses. It may also appeal to scholars of educational policy as well as higher education policymakers
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state, United States higher education
Heller, Donald and Shaw, Kathleen M., "State Postsecondary Education Research: New Methods to Inform Policy and Practice" (2007). All USF Faculty Authored Books. 2.