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Volume 12 Number 3, 2013, ISSN 1474-9041

Contemporary Methodological Diversity in European Higher Education Research: the value of narrative, autoethnography and collective biography


Sheila Trahar. Introduction. Contemporary Methodological Diversity in European Higher Education Research OPEN ACCESS

Lars Ulriksen, Henriette Tolstrup Holmegaard & Lene Møller Madsen. Weaving a Bridge of Sense: students’ narrative constructions as a lens for understanding students’ coping with the gap between expectancies and experiences when entering higher education

Andrea Abbas, Paul Ashwin & Monica McLean. Qualitative Life-grids: a proposed method for comparative European educational research

Marvi Remmik, Mari Karm & Liina Lepp. Learning and Developing as a University Teacher: narratives of early career academics in Estonia

Juana M. Sancho & Fernando Hernández-Hernández. Developing Autobiographical Accounts as a Starting Point in Research

Maureen Legge. Ordinary and Extraordinary Stories from Aotearoa New Zealand: a teacher educator’s autoethnographic account of the struggle to be bicultural

Sheila Trahar. Autoethnographic Journeys in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Monne Wihlborg. Using a Process of Collective Biography Writing in Higher Education to Develop an Ability to Explore, Reveal and Critically Reflect

May Britt Postholm. Classroom Management: what does research tell us?

Michalinos Zembylas & Zvi Bekerman. Integrated Education in Conflicted Societies: is there a need for new theoretical language?

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