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A DISCIPLINARY ANALYSIS OF THE PHD COMPLETIONS INAUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITIES




Type Of Work


  • Scholarly edition

Abstract


  • This paper identifies the major areas of research strengths and concentration

    across all Australian universities, as demonstrated by the number of PhDs and

    academic staff members (S) in ten broad fields of education using the average

    audited data (2001-2003). The ratio of PhD completions to S is then presented to

    provide a tentative basis for benchmarking and productivity analysis. Inter alia,

    we found a very interesting relationship between the number of PhD graduates

    (as the dependent variable) and S using a fixed-effect model with both disciplinespecific

    slope and intercept coefficients. The results provide policy implications

    for individual universities and government.

Publication Date


  • 2007

Web Of Science Accession Number


Type Of Work


  • Scholarly edition

Abstract


  • This paper identifies the major areas of research strengths and concentration

    across all Australian universities, as demonstrated by the number of PhDs and

    academic staff members (S) in ten broad fields of education using the average

    audited data (2001-2003). The ratio of PhD completions to S is then presented to

    provide a tentative basis for benchmarking and productivity analysis. Inter alia,

    we found a very interesting relationship between the number of PhD graduates

    (as the dependent variable) and S using a fixed-effect model with both disciplinespecific

    slope and intercept coefficients. The results provide policy implications

    for individual universities and government.

Publication Date


  • 2007

Web Of Science Accession Number