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Bai, Li; Hudson, Peter; Millwater, Jan; Tones, Megan – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2013
A 30-item survey was devised to determine Chinese TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) academics' potential for conducting research. A five-part Likert scale was used to gather data from 182 academics on four factors: (1) perceptions on teaching-research nexus, (2) personal perspectives for conducting research, (3) predispositions for…
Descriptors: Productivity, Factor Analysis, Statistical Analysis, English (Second Language)
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Bai, Li; Millwater, Jan; Hudson, Peter – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2013
Workplace influences on Chinese Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) academics' development as researchers were examined in two Chinese higher education institutions in this qualitative collective case study. Data sources included research documentation and interviews with 12 Chinese TEFL academics. Both institutions were keen on research…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Bai, Li; Millwater, Jan; Hudson, Peter – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2013
Research capacity building has become a prominent theme in higher education institutions across the world. To build research capacity, it is necessary to identify areas of challenges academics face within the academia. This case study focuses on Chinese teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) academics with the purpose of identifying factors…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Bai, Li; Millwater, Jan; Hudson, Peter – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2012
Research capacity building has become a prominent theme in higher education institutions in China and across the world. However, Chinese Teaching English as a Foreign Language academics' research output has been quite limited. In order to build their research capacity, it is necessary to understand their perceptions about research. This case study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Research
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Bai, Li; Hudson, Peter – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2011
This study aims to benchmark Chinese TEFL academics' research productivities to identify and address research productivity issues. Using a literature-based survey, this study examined 182 Chinese TEFL academics' research output, perceptions about research, personal dispositions for conducting research and workplace context for conducting research…
Descriptors: Productivity, English (Second Language), College Faculty, Second Language Learning
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Bai, Li; Millwater, Jan – Higher Education Research and Development, 2011
Research capacity building has become a prominent theme in higher education institutions in China, as across the world. However, Chinese TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) academics' research capacity has been quite limited. In order to build their research capacity, it is necessary to understand their perceptions about research. This…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Research, Research Universities, Research Administration