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Evaluative research in Higher Education policy analysis. / Saunders, Murray; Sin, Cristina; Dempster, Steven.

Theory and Method in Higher Education Research. Vol. 3 Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, 2015. p. 49-69 (Theory and Method in Higher Education Research; Vol. 1).

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Saunders, M, Sin, C & Dempster, S 2015, Evaluative research in Higher Education policy analysis. in Theory and Method in Higher Education Research. vol. 3, Theory and Method in Higher Education Research, vol. 1, Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, pp. 49-69. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2056-375220150000001003

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Saunders, M., Sin, C., & Dempster, S. (2015). Evaluative research in Higher Education policy analysis. In Theory and Method in Higher Education Research (Vol. 3, pp. 49-69). (Theory and Method in Higher Education Research; Vol. 1). Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2056-375220150000001003

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Saunders M, Sin C, Dempster S. Evaluative research in Higher Education policy analysis. In Theory and Method in Higher Education Research. Vol. 3. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. 2015. p. 49-69. (Theory and Method in Higher Education Research). https://doi.org/10.1108/S2056-375220150000001003

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Saunders, Murray ; Sin, Cristina ; Dempster, Steven. / Evaluative research in Higher Education policy analysis. Theory and Method in Higher Education Research. Vol. 3 Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, 2015. pp. 49-69 (Theory and Method in Higher Education Research).

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