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Can approaches to research in Art and Design be beneficially adapted for research into higher education?

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Can approaches to research in Art and Design be beneficially adapted for research into higher education? / Trowler, Paul.

In: Higher Education Research and Development, Vol. 32, No. 1, 2013, p. 56-69.

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Trowler, Paul. / Can approaches to research in Art and Design be beneficially adapted for research into higher education?. In: Higher Education Research and Development. 2013 ; Vol. 32, No. 1. pp. 56-69.

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