A Guide to Practitioner Research in International Education

This guide, jointly published by IEAA and NAFSA: Association of International Educators is intended for anyone working in international education who is interested in conducting research and/or systematically reflecting on practice and sharing insights to benefit others.

t aims to enhance the way practitioners undertake research and assist them in producing more robust and widely disseminated outcomes.

The guide focuses on opportunities to combine research with professional practice in the international education sector. It addresses:

  • Varieties of Practitioner Research
  • Resourcing Practitioner Research
  • Ethical Issues in Practitioner Research, and;
  • Dissemination

This project originated at a NAFSA conference presentation and we thank the members for suggesting this piece.

Co-published with NAFSA: Association of International Educators


  • Dr Shanna Saubert – NAFSA: Association of International Educators, United States
  • Professor Christopher Ziguras – IEAA | RMIT University

Published: October 2020