Qualitative Approaches for Study Abroad Research

Authored by: Curto Natalia , Nieto García

The Routledge Handbook of Study Abroad Research and Practice

Print publication date:  June  2018
Online publication date:  June  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138192393
eBook ISBN: 9781315639970
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315639970-4

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Abstract

While study abroad (SA) literature has shown substantial benefits that may be accrued by participants, it has also shown striking individual variation in the achievement of positive outcomes. Understanding this variation is crucial for theory building and for SA program design. Socially and anthropologically oriented research in SA settings has been making strides toward illuminating the complex factors that shape students’ varied experiences, employing overwhelmingly qualitative methodologies.

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