Research productivity and academics’ conceptions of research

Brew, Angela and Boud, David and Namgung, Sang Un and Lucas, Lisa and Crawford, Karin (2016) Research productivity and academics’ conceptions of research. Higher Education, 71 (5). pp. 681-697. ISSN 0018-1560

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Abstract

This paper asks the question: do people with different levels of research productivity
and identification as a researcher think of research differently? It discusses a
study that differentiated levels of research productivity among English and Australian
academics working in research-intensive environments in three broad discipline areas:
science, engineering and technology; social science and humanities; and medicine and
health sciences. The paper explores the different conceptions of research held by these
academics in terms of their levels of research productivity, their levels of research training,
whether they considered themselves an active researcher and a member of a research team,
and their disciplinary differences.

Additional Information:Grateful thanks are due to Peter Petocz for providing helpful comments on an earlier draft of this paper. The survey design and its Australian implementation were funded by a grant from The University of Sydney.
Keywords:Research, Researchers, Views of research, Research training, NotOAChecked
Subjects:X Education > X200 Research and Study Skills in Education
X Education > X342 Academic studies in Higher Education
Divisions:Professional services > Lincoln Higher Education Research Institute
ID Code:19565
Deposited On:12 Nov 2015 12:01

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