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Theory development and application in higher education research: the case of academic drift

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Theory development and application in higher education research : the case of academic drift . / Tight, Malcolm Peter.

In: Journal of Educational Administration and History , Vol. 47, No. 1, 2015, p. 84-99.

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Tight, Malcolm Peter. / Theory development and application in higher education research : the case of academic drift . In: Journal of Educational Administration and History . 2015 ; Vol. 47, No. 1. pp. 84-99.

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