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Ethnic monitoring in higher education: some reflections on methodology

Gunaratnam, Yasmin and Van Dyke, Ruth. 2000. Ethnic monitoring in higher education: some reflections on methodology. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 3(4), pp. 325-345. ISSN 1364-5579 [Article]

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Ethnic Monitoring in higher education has been limited and piecemeal. It often fails to explore the relationships between ethnicity and student progress and achievement, and to account for any ethnic inequalities revealed. In this paper an approach to ethnic monitoring that utilizes quantitative and qualitative methods is discussed. We argue that such an approach gives a clear statistical picture of group progress and achievement, identifies social, economic and institutional factors that might account for ethnic inequalities, and highlights the processes of racism and discrimination in higher education. All of these aspects are vital to a thorough understanding of ethnic inequalities in the higher education sector in the United Kingdom.

Item Type: Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1080/13645570050178602

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Sociology

Dates:

DateEvent
2000Published

Item ID:

13577

Date Deposited:

22 Sep 2015 11:27

Last Modified:

07 Jul 2017 09:21

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/13577
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