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Academic research and researchers

Author: Angela Brew; Lisa Lucas
Publisher: Maidenhead : Society for Research into Higher Education & Open University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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University research is of central political, cultural and economic importance for nations. This book brings together research and scholarship examining the socio-political context of university research and explores how researchers' perceptions and identities are changed by political and cultural agendas for research.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Angela Brew; Lisa Lucas
ISBN: 033523920X 9780335239207 1283338165 9781283338165
OCLC Number: 649913164
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 229 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction. Academic research and researchers / Angela Brew and Lisa Lucas --
1. Academic un-freedom in the new knowledge economy / Margaret Thornton --
2. Research quality assessment : objectives, approaches, responses and consequences / Ian McNay --
3. structure of academic research : what can citation studies tell us? / Malcolm Tight --
4. Research management and research cultures : power and productivity / Lisa Lucas --
5. Creating collaboration : an exploration of multinational research partnerships / Betty Rambur --
6. Producing researchers : the changing role of the doctorate / Alison Lee and David Boud --
7. Balancing different audiences : experiences of Dutch academics / Liudvika Leisyte, Jurgen Enders and Harry F. de Boer --
8. Post-colonial perspectives on interdisciplinary researcher identities / Catherine Manathunga --
9. 'You do it from your core' : priorities, perceptions and practices of research among indigenous academics in Australian and New Zealand universities / Christine Asmar, Ocean Ripeka Mercier and Susan Page --
10. Isn't research just research? : what are candidates and supervisors thinking? / Margaret Kiley --
11. Learning to be a researcher : challenges for undergraduates / Mari Murtonen and Erno Lehtinen --
12. Understanding academics' engagement with research / Angela Brew and David Boud --
13. Conclusion : directions for future research / Angela Brew and Gerlese S. Akerlind.
Responsibility: edited by Angela Brew and Lisa Lucas.

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