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The Journal of Critical Scholarship on Higher Education and Student Affairs
This paper utilizes a critical post-pragmatist epistemological lens in tandem with an extended case analysis to explore how student affairs professionals process truth claims related to student experience. Findings from the study, which include the limited usage of formal theory and the iterative reconstruction of informal theory, are used to demonstrate the utility of critical, theory-engaged methodology in educational research. Implications for future research and methodological decision-making are offered.
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Gowen, Garrett and Kimball, Ezekiel, "Normal schools revisited: A theoretical reinterpretation of the historiography of normal schools." (2017). The Journal of Critical Scholarship on Higher Education and Student Affairs. 13.
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