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Author Funston, Andrew, author

Title Jade's story : using in-depth research interviews to produce narratives which illuminate students' complex and challenging higher education transitions / Andrew Funston
Published [Los Angeles, California] : SAGE, 2014
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Description 1 online resource
Series SAGE research methods. Cases
SAGE research methods. Cases
Summary My mixed-methods doctoral study (2009-2011) investigated the social backgrounds, aspirations and educational experiences of a 2009 cohort of commencing humanities students at an Australian university. I discussed various challenges they faced on and off campus impacting their studies. While the majority of 2009 survey participants reported enjoyable and successful higher education transitions, around 25% did not continue into second year in 2010, although some returned to their studies more recently. Jade (a pseudonym) was one of those departing students, and I present extracts from transcripts to illustrate my approach to interviewing
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from home page (viewed on November 10, 2015)
Subject College freshmen -- Research -- Australia -- Case studies.
Interviewing in sociology -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1473945747 (ebook)
9781473945746 (ebook)