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The 'Disciplinary Effect' of the Performance-based Research Fund Process in New Zealand

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dc.contributor.author Buckle, Robert A
dc.contributor.author Creedy, John
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-10T20:54:31Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-07-12T02:26:34Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-10T20:54:31Z
dc.date.available 2022-07-12T02:26:34Z
dc.date.copyright 2019
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/20924
dc.description.abstract This paper examines how the research quality of academic disciplines within New Zealand universities has evolved since the first Performance-based Research Fund (PBRF) assessment in 2003. The analysis uses a database consisting of an anonymous ‘quality category’ (QC) for each person assessed in the 2003 and 2012 PBRF assessment rounds. Individual researchers are assigned to academic discipline groups and the paper measures the distribution of researchers across disciplines and the discipline composition of universities. There has been little change in the distribution and their concentration within and across universities. However, exceptions are increases in the shares of medicine and agriculture, and a reduction in the share of education. Research Average Quality Scores are derived for discipline groups. All groups substantially increased their scores. Transition matrices show that there are significant differences in the dynamics of the various disciplines during the PBRF process. The paper shows that changes in the discipline composition of universities explains little of the proportional improvement of research quality among New Zealand universities. 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 ; 03/2019 en_NZ
dc.subject Academic disciplines en_NZ
dc.subject Education policy 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.subject Transitions en_NZ
dc.title The 'Disciplinary Effect' of the Performance-based Research Fund Process in New Zealand en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of Accounting and Commercial Law en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 140204 Economics of Education en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Working or Occasional Paper en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcforV2 380104 Economics of education en_NZ
dc.rights.rightsholder www.victoria.ac.nz/sacl/about/cpf en_NZ

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