Stories as perspectives and interests: approaches and issues in conceptualising student attrition and retention at Central Queensland University

Bowser, Don and Danaher, Patrick Alan and Somasundaram, Jay (2005) Stories as perspectives and interests: approaches and issues in conceptualising student attrition and retention at Central Queensland University. Studies in Learning, Evaluation, Innovation and Development, 2 (1). pp. 44-51. ISSN 1832-2050

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Abstract

This paper draws on the principles of textual and thematic analysis (Rowan, 2001) to examine a selection of statements about student attrition and retention at Central Queensland University, gleaned from an intensive, semi-structured conversation conducted by the authors in January 2005, focused on thematically clustered reflections arising from their research into the topic to date. Stories, understood as perspectives and interests, are found to be highly informative about learning from change in terms of these significant university issues.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: The journal states that 'Copyright of articles is retained by authors. As an open access journal, articles are free to use, with proper attribution, in educational and other non-commercial settings.'
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Patrick Danaher
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:51
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:40
Uncontrolled Keywords: Australia, Central Queensland University, interests, perspectives, stories, student attrition, student retention
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/1795

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