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Promoting the development of a quality culture: Steps and tools for research management

Promoting the development of a quality culture: Steps and tools for research management

Cabral, Ana Paula and Huet, Isabel (2014) Promoting the development of a quality culture: Steps and tools for research management. Journal of International Forum of Educational Research, 1 (2). pp. 38-59. ISSN 2349-2708

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Abstract

This paper presents a case study of a Portuguese research centre, demonstrating the barriers to developing a quality culture. Two main barriers are identified: (i) need for meta-governance at institutional level to develop strategies dissociated from governments’ objectives and goals and central administration level and (ii) lack of a sound internal quality culture based on the engagement and cohesion across the community. Four possible strategies for overcoming these barriers are discussed: (i) collecting information, experiences and good practices; (ii) designing contextualized research monitoring/ assessment tools (Institutional Research Assessment Matrix); (iii) promoting the creation of internal shared quality perspectives (Research Quality Workshop and Research Quality Questionnaire); ivproviding support. We worked on the intersection between the European policy (research assessment guidelines and frameworks) and the national/institutional research assessment experiences and practicesaiming to assist research managers in their strategic planning initiatives.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: research, quality culture, management
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Primary Education
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/15375

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