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The Evolution of Research Quality in New Zealand Universities as Measured by the Performance-Based Research Fund Process

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dc.contributor.author Buckle, Robert A
dc.contributor.author Creedy, John
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-12T01:44:55Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-07-11T21:32:57Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-12T01:44:55Z
dc.date.available 2022-07-11T21:32:57Z
dc.date.copyright 2017
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/20257
dc.description.abstract This paper examines how the research quality of staff within New Zealand universities has evolved since the introduction in 2003 of the Performance-based Research Fund (PBRF). The analysis uses a database consisting of an anonymous ‘quality evaluation category (QEC) for each individual assessed in each of the three PBRF assessment rounds. Emphasis is on the evaluation of organisational changes in performance. The paper examines the extent to which each university’s Average Quality Score (AQS) changed as a result of changes in the QECs of existing staff over time and from the exit and entry of staff with different scores. The sensitivity of university rankings to the cardinal scale used by the PBRF is also considered and the degree of convergence amongst the universities is assessed. The data also include information about the age of staff evaluated in PBRF, and this is used to evaluate changes in the age distribution of staff across universities, and the ages of those making transitions within universities and between grades. The results reveal a systematic ageing of university staff in NZ and a significant change in the grade distribution by age, and age distribution by grade. A number of hypotheses regarding organisation change in response to the introduction of PBRF are discussed and tested by comparing universities with different patterns of change. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working Papers in Public Finance ; 11/2017 en_NZ
dc.subject Education en_NZ
dc.subject New Zealand universities en_NZ
dc.subject Performance-based Research Fund en_NZ
dc.subject Productivity en_NZ
dc.subject Research en_NZ
dc.title The Evolution of Research Quality in New Zealand Universities as Measured by the Performance-Based Research Fund Process en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of Accounting and Commercial Law en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 160511 Research, Science and Technology Policy en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Working or Occasional Paper en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcforV2 440710 Research, science and technology policy en_NZ
dc.rights.rightsholder www.victoria.ac.nz/sacl/about/cpf en_NZ

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