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ERIC Number: EJ910817
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0307-5079
Conceptualising Research Performance
Bazeley, Pat
Studies in Higher Education, v35 n8 p889-903 Dec 2010
In a context of increasing emphasis on academic performance and accountability, data from a structured survey in which academics elaborated on eight different attributes of high-performing researchers were used to build a conceptual model of research performance. Research performance was seen to comprise two basic components, with six secondary level dimensions and a range of potential indicators. Four essential (necessary and sufficient) dimensions, relating to the research activity component of research performance, were: engagement, task orientation, research practice and intellectual processes. Two alternative dimensions (of which at least one is necessary) relating to the performance, or making research visible, component of research performance were dissemination and collegial engagement. Research performance was seen to occur within conditions provided by an institutional context (education and training; opportunity and resources), and to bring about a range of outcomes (product, impact and reputation). (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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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