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ERIC Number: EJ894340
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1475
Australia's Research Quality Framework and Gender Equity
Austen, Siobhan
International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, v9 n1 p31-40 2008
This article presents quantitative evidence that shows that the introduction of a research assessment scheme similar to the proposed Research Quality Framework (RQF) is likely to exacerbate gender inequity in the Australian university sector. It contributes new measures of gender differences in the publications records of Australian academics. It also identifies the significant impact that measured research performance already has on the promotion chances of Australian academics. Both pieces of evidence indicate that an RQF-style scheme would increase the importance of measured research success in determining career chances and, in doing so, would further reduce gender equity in the university sector. (Contains 2 footnotes and 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia