Utilisation of South African Research on Higher Education

Utilisation of South African Research on Higher Education

Institutional and Educational Research in Higher Education. Common Origins, Diverging Practices. In: K.L. Webber & A. J. Calderon (eds.), Institutional Research and Planning in Higher Education: Global Context and Themes.

Author: Jan Botha

Publisher: African Sun Media

ISBN: 9781991201409

Category: Education

Page: 338

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The relationship between research, on the one hand, and policy/practice on the other hand, is complicated and collaboration between scholars in research on higher education (RHE) and institutional research (IR) practitioners is often lacking. This book marks a collaborative effort of a diverse range of South African RHE and IR scholars and asks the overarching questions: What do we know about the utilisation of South African research on higher education (SARHE) and its subset of research known as Institutional Research? How and by whom is this research used? The book begins by looking at the historical underpinnings of SARHE and delineating the shape and size of this body of research. This is followed by a series of case studies on South African Higher Education institutions and governmental bodies, investigating how, when and by whom are research on higher education and institutional research used in the decision-making of these organisations. This book is the first of its kind in South Africa and sets out to lay the groundwork for further research into the use, uptake and utilisation of RHE and IR in this country.
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Higher Education Research Methodology

Higher Education Research Methodology

What we will attempt is to say why we engage in higher education research and what we hope to achieve with this work. Bibliography Bryman, A. (2007). Barriers to integrating quantitative and qualitative research, Journal of Mixed ...

Author: Ben Kei Daniel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351369473

Category: Education

Page: 140

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This book is for anyone who wishes to improve university teaching and learning through systematic inquiry. It provides advice, but also a constructive critique of research methods and, in turn, the authors also make a contribution to the theories of research methodology. Topics covered include ontology, epistemology and engagement with academic literature, as well as research design approaches and methods of data collection. There is a keen focus on quality in both the analysis and evaluation of research and new models are proposed to help the new researcher. The authors conclude by examining the challenges in getting work published and close with some words on quality of thought and action. The ideas in the book come from the authors’ extensive experience in teaching research methods courses in higher education, health and the corporate sector, as well as several empirical research projects that have helped provide a methodology for higher education. It will be of particular interest to postgraduate students, academic developers and experienced academics from a wide variety of disciplines.
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Research on Investment Scale and Allocation Structure of Chinese Higher Education Finance

Research on Investment Scale and Allocation Structure of Chinese Higher Education Finance

Analysis on financial differences of different universities. China Higher Education Research, 11, 17–20. Johnes, G., Johnes, J. & Thanassoulis. E. (2008). An analysis of costs in institutions of higher education in England.

Author: Yongmei Hu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000533620

Category: Education

Page: 244

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Based on a systematic literature review, the book aims to forecast the investment scale of Chinese higher education and the allocation structure of different types of higher education institutions in the next decade. The authors first introduce the complex setting of Chinese higher education finance, including the background and theoretical foundation, as well as an in-depth literature review. Via international comparative data, they explore the adequacy and equity of the financial resources. By applying quantitative methods, such as panel data analysis and time series analysis, they forecast the public investment scale in higher education and the allocation structure and proportion among different types of higher education institutions. In addition, the book investigates the standards of teaching funding and teacher research funding, which are considered the main funding resources of Chinese universities and individual teachers. As China has become the world’s largest country of higher education, "how to provide adequate and equal funds to meet the increasing demand" is of great interest to scholars and policymakers both from China and abroad. The book will also appeal to postgraduate students who would like to know the overall status of Chinese higher education finance.
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Higher Education Handbook of Theory and Research

Higher Education  Handbook of Theory and Research

Higher education's jugular vein decisions. AAHE Bulletin, 33 (1ff). Blaich, C. F. (2009, May/June). High-impact practices and experiences from the Wabash National Study. Closing plenary address at the AAC&U Institute on General ...

Author: Michael B. Paulsen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400758360

Category: Education

Page: 733

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Published annually since 1985, the Handbook series provides a compendium of thorough and integrative literature reviews on a diverse array of topics of interest to the higher education scholarly and policy communities. Each chapter provides a comprehensive review of research findings on a selected topic, critiques the research literature in terms of its conceptual and methodological rigor, and sets forth an agenda for future research intended to advance knowledge on the chosen topic. The Handbook focuses on a comprehensive set of central areas of study in higher education that encompasses the salient dimensions of scholarly and policy inquiries undertaken in the international higher education community. Each annual volume contains chapters on such diverse topics as research on college students and faculty, organization and administration, curriculum and instruction, policy, diversity issues, economics and finance, history and philosophy, community colleges, advances in research methodology, and more. The series is fortunate to have attracted annual contributions from distinguished scholars throughout the world.
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Higher Education Handbook of Theory and Research

Higher Education  Handbook of Theory and Research

In J. C. Smart (Ed.), Higher education: Handbook of theory and research (Vol. 1, pp. 255–282). New York: Agathon. Fox, M. F. (1991). Gender, environmental milieu, and productivity in science. In H. Zuckerman, J. Cole, & J. Bruer (Eds.), ...

Author: John C. Smart

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402069598

Category: Education

Page: 410

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The Handbook series provides a compendium of thorough and integrative literature reviews on a diverse array of topics of interest to the higher education scholarly and policy communities. Each chapter provides a comprehensive review of research findings on a selected topic, critiques the research literature in terms of its conceptual and methodological rigor, and sets forth an agenda for future research intended to advance knowledge on the chosen topic.
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Higher Education Handbook of Theory and Research

Higher Education  Handbook of Theory and Research

Research and Higher Education: The United Kingdom and the United States. Bristol, PA: Society for Research into Higher Education and Open University Press. Rice, R.E., and Austin, A.E. (1990). Organizational impacts on faculty morale ...

Author: J.C. Smart

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402024566

Category: Education

Page: 562

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Published annually since 1985, the Handbook series provides a compendium of thorough and integrative literature reviews on a diverse array of topics of interest to the higher education scholarly and policy communities. Each chapter provides a comprehensive review of research findings on a selected topic, critiques the research literature in terms of its conceptual and methodological rigor, and sets forth an agenda for future research intended to advance knowledge on the chosen topic. The Handbook focuses on twelve general areas that encompass the salient dimensions of scholarly and policy inquiries undertaken in the international higher education community. Each annual volume contains manuscripts on such diverse topics as research on college students and faculty, governance and planning, advances in research methodology, economics and finance, and curriculum and instruction. The series is fortunate to have attracted annual contributions from distinguished scholars throughout the world. It encompasses: Comprehensive reviews of contemporary and emerging issues in postsecondary education - Hundreds of citations in a wide range of scholarly journals, including all leading journals of higher education and many other social science and professional journals - An indispensable resource for administrators, researchers and policymakers - Published annually since 1985.
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Researching Higher Education in Asia

Researching Higher Education in Asia

The contribution of East Asian countries to internationally published Asian higher education research: The role of system development and internationalization. Higher Education Policy, 28(4), 419–439. Kim, K. T., Sohn, B. L., & Lee, ...

Author: Jisun Jung

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811049897

Category: Education

Page: 366

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This book discusses higher education research as a field of study in Asia. It traces the evolution of research in the field of higher education in several Asian countries, and shares ideas about the evolving higher education research communities in Asia. It also identifies common and dissimilar challenges across national communities, providing researchers and policymakers essential new insights into the relevance of a greater regional articulation of national higher education research communities, and their further integration into and contribution to the international higher education research community as a whole.
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Higher Education Handbook of Theory and Research 18

Higher Education  Handbook of Theory and Research 18

Each essay is well illustrated and contains an extensive bibliography. Because the geographic range is global, the book should fill a gap in both the history of medicine and in cultural studies.

Author: J.C. Smart

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402012322

Category: Education

Page: 733

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This title consists of 19 essays dealing with the medical knowledge and beliefs of cultures outside of the United States and Europe. In addition to articles surveying Islamic, Chinese, Native American, Aboriginal Australian, Indian, Egyptian, and Tibetan medicine, the book includes essays on comparing Chinese and western medicine and religion. the medical practices to the cultures which produced them. Each essay is well illustrated and contains an extensive bibliography. Because the geographic range is global, the book should fill a gap in both the history of medicine and in cultural studies. It should find a place on the bookshelves of advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars, as well as in libraries serving those groups.
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Theory and Method in Higher Education Research

Theory and Method in Higher Education Research

associations, membership is either confined by geography (e.g., Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe (UNICA)), mission (Global University Network for Innovation), or “excellence” (e.g., the League of European Research ...

Author: Jeroen Huisman

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781802624434

Category: Education

Page: 184

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This volume presents international perspectives on the application and development of theory and methodology in researching higher education. Topics discussed include critical race theory; the use of communities of practice theory; participant ethnography; and decolonization using indigenous principles.
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Higher Education Research

Higher Education Research

Balan, J. (2012) Research Universities in Latin America. Social Research, 79, 3, 741–70. Baldwin, G. (2005) The Teaching-Research Nexus. Melbourne, University of Melbourne, Centre for the Study of Higher Education.

Author: Malcolm Tight

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474283755

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Research into higher education has blossomed internationally during the last few decades, as participation in higher education has expanded and concern over delivering it effectively has increased. Higher Education Research offers an overview of what we have learnt through researching different aspects of higher education. Leading academic in the field Malcolm Tight codifies and classifies all research on higher education, offering an accessible but comprehensive guide to the field and its scope. Topics covered include: Teaching and learning Course and design Student experience Quality System policy Institutional management Academic work Knowledge and research Tight discusses the work of key researchers, and explores the varied use of methodologies, theoretical frameworks and research designs. He also identifies topics and areas where further research is needed.
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