academic research

Commentary

26 Oct 2018

Birmingham has defended his intervention, suggesting most Australian taxpayers would prefer funding be directed to other research.

Journal article

1 Sep 2018

This research found that university researchers cite only a fraction of journals purchased by their libraries, that this fraction is decreasing, and that the cost per cited journal has increased. These findings reveal how academic publishers use various strategies to increase sales and profits in...

Article

16 Aug 2018

Policymakers need empirical research, and a lot of researchers aspire to influence public policy, writes Stephen Easton.

Journal article

26 Jul 2018

This paper begins with a brief overview of the origins and continued use of standpoint theory in the social sciences. It highlights both historical and contemporary challenges to the utility of standpoint theory as a critical scholarly tool, including developments such as intersectionality and transgenderism...

Journal article

26 Jul 2018

As the way academics work becomes increasingly specified and regulated, the role of the public intellectual, as championed by Burawoy and exemplified by Jakubowicz, is changing. Engagement with the professions and industry is being proposed as a requirement for a research-active academic. Prescriptions for the...

Journal article

31 May 2018

Community-based research (CBR) is a relatively new methodology characterised by the co-generation of knowledge. As CBR is integrated into institutional frameworks, it becomes increasingly important to understand what differentiates CBR from other research. To date, there has been no systematic study of CBR values and...

Journal article

31 May 2018

This article contributes to the current conversation surrounding the definition of community-engaged scholarship (CES) by providing critical insights from a linguist’s journey towards establishing a CES partnership with a middle school. I argue that a prescribed CES definition for all disciplines is neither possible nor...

Commentary

17 May 2018

"Soft" infrastructure includes the services, policies or practices that keep academic research working and open. Without a funded, coordinated national approach the private sector may take control, writes Virginia Barbour.

Report

1 May 2018

This final report of the four part series examines the sourcing and scaling choices made by the four research universities regarding their acquisition of Research Data Management (RDM) capacity.

Report

5 Jan 2018

This report explore the incentives that inspired the acquisition of RDM capacity on the part of the four research universities described in the case studies.

Report

27 Oct 2017

The service profiles presented here were reviewed and confirmed by staff at Edinburgh University, Monash University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Wageningen University & Research. The profiles are descriptive inventories, with brief observations about the scope, organization and staffing of RDM services in these...

Report

26 Sep 2017

This report explores the nature of the RDM capacity acquired by four research universities in four different national contexts, highlighting key factors that shaped the contours of this capacity, and provides a number of key takeaways that provide useful starting points for institutions as they...

Journal article

24 Aug 2017

This article seeks to reveal researcher practices, attitudes, and motivations around uploading their work to ResearchGate and complying with an institutional OA Policy through a study of faculty at the University of Rhode Island.

Journal article

26 Jun 2017

This article seeks to summarize research concerning Google Scholar, Google Books, and Microsoft Academic from the past three years with a mind to informing practice and setting a research agenda.

Journal article

23 Mar 2017

Given widespread labor market precarity, contemporary workers - especially those in the media and creative industries - are increasingly called upon to brand themselves. Academics, we contend, are experiencing a parallel pressure to engage in self-promotional practices, particularly as universities become progressively more market-driven. Academia.edu,...

Report

3 Mar 2017

This introductory report provides some brief background on the emergence of RDM as a focus for research support services within higher education, and present a simple framework describing three major components of the RDM service space

Blog post

14 Dec 2016

There remains something of a disconnect between how research librarians themselves see their role and its responsibilities and how these are viewed by their faculty colleagues. Jeannette Ekstrøm, Mikael Elbaek, Chris Erdmann and Ivo Grigorov imagine how the research librarian of the future might work,...

Guide

10 Oct 2016

This resource offers an in-depth yet concise guide and set of recommendations on the use of scholarly metrics that attempts to encompass the entire life cycle.

Commentary

26 Jul 2016

Australia has a poor report card when it comes to university-business collaboration. It ranks last among OECD countries when comparing the proportion of businesses working with universities.

But this is not all. Australia ranks only 72nd in the world on the Innovation Efficiency Ratio,...

Report

How scholars, companies and workers are using Mechanical Turk, a ‘gig economy’ platform, for tasks computers can’t handle
11 Jul 2016

Digital age platforms are providing researchers the ability to outsource portions of their work – not just to increasingly intelligent machines, but also to a relatively low-cost online labor force comprised of humans. These so-called “online outsourcing” services help employers connect with a global pool...

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