A Reflection on the Research Method and Exemplary Application to the College and University Rankings
Volume 4, Issue 5, September 2015, Pages: 270-282
Received: Sep. 27, 2015;
Accepted: Oct. 11, 2015;
Published: Oct. 24, 2015
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Kiyoung Kim, The Legal Research Institute, College of Law, Chosun University, Kwang-ju, South Korea
Hyun-Meong Ju, The Legal Research Institute, Chosun University, Kwang-ju, South Korea
Marium Khatun, The Legal Research Institute, Chosun University, Kwang-ju, South Korea
It was a precious opportunity as a teacher and researcher that I had completed two research method classes with the peers of Laureate Education Inc. Since the generation of creative knowledge and meaningful contribution to the field is charged on the professional researcher, the classes are foundational, but unfortunately with less an attention by the scholars, and, if more problematically, even lack of courses for some graduate or training programs. Within this paper, I can be gladly reminiscent of the course learning, and can present a work of demonstration by employing the issues of global college rankings. In this article, my purpose is gone with three basic aims; (i) present the brief summary of my experience on the two method classes (ii) suggest a new perspective and mindset within the changing technology and post-modern transformation of society (iii) finally show two examples of mixed method involved with the global college rankings and provide a view for the students situated within the temporal boundary I had set forth.
A Reflection on the Research Method and Exemplary Application to the College and University Rankings, Education Journal.
Vol. 4, No. 5,
2015, pp. 270-282.
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