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ERIC Number: EJ877045
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0818-8068
Research Output of Australian Universities: Are the Newer Institutions Catching up?
Williams, Ross
Australian Universities' Review, v52 n1 p32-36 2010
Two decades on from the abolition of the binary divide in higher education in Australia, what has happened to the relative research performance of institutions that started from quite diverse positions? We use two databases, Thomson Reuters ISI and Scopus, to measure growth rates in research output. We find that there has been some convergence in research publications, with the newer universities catching up on the traditional research-intensive universities. No Go8 university is in the top quartile of growth rates. In absolute terms, however, the output differences remain very large. The findings are not unduly sensitive to the choice of database. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia