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A Disciplinary Analysis Of The Phd Completions In Australian Universities

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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.

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Paper provided by School of Economics, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia in its series Economics Working Papers with number wp07-12.

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Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: 2007
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Handle: RePEc:uow:depec1:wp07-12

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Keywords: Australian universities; ranking; PhD completions; cross-sectional model;

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