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Doing research to improve teaching and learning : a guide for college and university faculty / Kimberly M. Williams.

By: Williams, Kimberly M, 1968- [author.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 2015Description: xii, 225 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781138020900; 1138020907; 9781138020917; 1138020915.Subject(s): Education, Higher -- Research | College teaching | EDUCATION -- Higher | College teaching | Education, Higher -- ResearchDDC classification: 378.1/25 Other classification: EDU015000 Online resources: Cover image
Contents:
What are "teaching as research" and the "scholarship of teaching and learning" and why should everyone in higher education care? -- Doing classroom research in higher education-the possibilities and limitations -- Qualitative research methods in teaching and learning -- Quantitative research methods in teaching and learning -- Using assessment data as research evidence to improve teaching and learning -- Mixed methods and triangulation of evidence -- Case studies and pilot studies -- Reflective collaborative research working groups to close the loop and continue the process -- Conclusions: So what and now what?
Summary: "Given the increased accountability at the college and university level, one of the most promising ways for faculty at institutions of higher education to improve their teaching is to capitalize upon their skills as researchers. This book is a step-by-step guide for doing research to inform and improve teaching and learning. With background and instruction about how to engage in these methodologies--including qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods--Doing Research to Improve Teaching and Learning provides examples across disciplines of how to use one's research skills to improve teaching. This valuable resource equips faculty with the skills to collect and use different types of research evidence to improve teaching and learning in any college and university classroom"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

What are "teaching as research" and the "scholarship of teaching and learning" and why should everyone in higher education care? -- Doing classroom research in higher education-the possibilities and limitations -- Qualitative research methods in teaching and learning -- Quantitative research methods in teaching and learning -- Using assessment data as research evidence to improve teaching and learning -- Mixed methods and triangulation of evidence -- Case studies and pilot studies -- Reflective collaborative research working groups to close the loop and continue the process -- Conclusions: So what and now what?

"Given the increased accountability at the college and university level, one of the most promising ways for faculty at institutions of higher education to improve their teaching is to capitalize upon their skills as researchers. This book is a step-by-step guide for doing research to inform and improve teaching and learning. With background and instruction about how to engage in these methodologies--including qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods--Doing Research to Improve Teaching and Learning provides examples across disciplines of how to use one's research skills to improve teaching. This valuable resource equips faculty with the skills to collect and use different types of research evidence to improve teaching and learning in any college and university classroom"-- Provided by publisher.

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