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The Use of Research Assistants in Law Faculties: Balancing Cost Effectiveness and Reciprocity

Hutchinson, Terry C. & Moran, Joanne L. (2005) The Use of Research Assistants in Law Faculties: Balancing Cost Effectiveness and Reciprocity. In Faculty of Law Research Interest Group, September 2002, Brisbane. (Unpublished)

Abstract

Research is currently considered to be central to Australia’s success in the global knowledge economy. To improve Australia’s position, the Commonwealth Government has developed a new research paradigm. This paradigm emphasises research outcomes and excellence in research training. The government’s aim is for young researchers to be nurtured in an environment that provides relevant experience, delivers high quality learning, and values creativity and talent. This paper argues that research assistants have been an undervalued part of many faculties research culture and that more careful employment and training of research assistants in Australian law faculties will not only improve research outcomes, but also provide a highly effective method of nurturing future academic researchers.

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ID Code: 2725
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Research assistants
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Law and Society (180119)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 24 Nov 2005
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:28

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