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Kaniki, A. M.; Schirge, G. U.; Maepa, M. E.; Netshifhefhe, S.; Di Santolo, L. C.; Tsebe, P. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2008
Since 1984, the National Research Foundation (NRF) in South Africa has evaluated and rated researchers, using peer review of the recent research outputs and impact of each applicant's work. This article reports on an investigation into the evolution of the research careers of Y-rated researchers (young researchers with potential) in the natural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Researchers, Careers, Peer Evaluation
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Uys, L. R. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2008
The article explores the issue of protecting the good name and reputation of institutions and organisations in which research is being done. It explores current ethical codes in this regard, as well as legal provision for such protection. The issue of balancing the right of the researchers to share information about institutions in which research…
Descriptors: Reputation, Ethics, Researchers, Intellectual Property
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Hay, D. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2000
Discusses the complexity facing South African researchers in higher education as they try to overcome the heritage of the old, fragmented higher education system. Necessary paradigm shifts are identified, as are focus areas for improving the quality of South African higher education research at both national and institutional levels. (DB)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Higher Education
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Bantjes, L.; Cronje, J. C. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2000
Proposes a set of 50 criteria in seven categories for evaluating educational Internet information sources. Compares these indicators against a number of acknowledged Internet evaluation sites and identifies the most used criteria. Finds that currency, graphic design, and browsability are the most highly rated aspects to consider when evaluating…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Information Sources, Instructional Material Evaluation, Internet