Given the increased accountability on the college and university level, one of the vital promising ways for faculty at institutions of higher education to Beef up their teaching is to capitalize upon their skills as researchers. This book is a step by step guide for doing research to tell and Beef up teaching and learning. With background and instruction about how one can engage in these methodologies―including qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods―Doing Research to Beef up Teaching and Learning provides examples across disciplines of how one can use one’s research skills to Beef up teaching. This valuable resource equips faculty with the skills to collect and use various kinds of research evidence to Beef up teaching and learning in any college and university classroom.
- Chapter openers highlight the questions and issues so we can be addressed in each and every chapter.
- Recurring text boxes provide authentic examples from actual research studies, student work, and instructor reflections.
- Coverage of challenges, key successes, and lessons learned from classroom research presents a nuanced and complete working out of the process.