|| pt. 1 Explicating frames of reference: the multiple faces of qualitative research: -- Pospositivism and the naturalist paradigm -- Clarifying qualitative research: a focus on traditions -- Using alternative paradigms: four case studies -- Introduction: Feminist research methods -- Learning from the outsider within: the sociological significance of black feminist thought -- Research as praxis -- Mediations on the ideology of inquiry in higher education: exposition, critique, and conjecture -- pt. 2 Approaching inquiry: methods and techniques: -- Qualitative research methods in higher education -- Critical ethnography in education: origins, current status, and new directions -- Ethnographic research in education -- Qualitative methods in a team approach to multiple-institution studies -- A positioned subject approach to inquiry -- Grounded theory: an alternative approach to research in higher education -- Stories of experience and narrative inquiry -- pt. 3 Doing fieldwork: data collection analysis: -- Appendix common problems in field work: a personal essay -- Recording and organizing data -- Finding your way through the forest: analysis -- Computer storage and manipulation of field notes and verbal protocols -- pt. 4 Interacting with self and others: reflections in/on qualitative inquiry: -- New methods for the study of a reform movement -- Afterword: the passion of portraiture -- Beyond "Subjectivity": the use of the self in social science -- Ethics: the failure of positivist science -- Problems of reliability and validity in ethnographic research -- Issues of validity in openly ideological research: between a rock and a soft place -- pt. 5 Creating a text: writing up qualitative research: -- Supervising the text -- Recording the miracle: writing -- pt. 6 Reading the text: examples of qualitative research: -- Double vision: the experience of institutional stability -- Re-visioning leadership in community colleges -- E pluribus unum? Academic structure, culture, and the case of feminist scholarship -- A feminist reinterpretation of presidents' definitions of leadership -- New faculty as colleagues -- Faculty perspectives and practice in an urban community college -- "Hit the ground running": experiences of new faculty in a school of education -- Rethinking the study of the outcomes of college attendance -- The politics of race: through the eyes of African-American teachers -- The thinking team: toward a cognitive model of administrative teamwork in higher education.