Supporting quality timely doctoral completions : online tools that deliver research outcomes

Gasson, Susan (2014) Supporting quality timely doctoral completions : online tools that deliver research outcomes. In Quality in Postgraduate Research, 9-11 April 2014, Adelaide’s National Wine Centre , Adelaide, SA. (Unpublished)


This case study applied Weick's (1979) notion of sensemaking to support timely quality doctoral completion. Taking a socio-cultural perspective the paper explored how drivers can be applied to inform better fit (Durham, 1991). Global research themes, including growth in student numbers, timely completion and generation and distribution of research outcomes, are considered. It is argued that accessible and interactive web interfaces should be informed by quality assurance measures and key performance indicators. The contribution made is a better understanding of how phenomena and contexts can be applied to generate quality management of research training environments and research outcomes in universities.

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ID Code: 74815
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Timely Compleiton, Online tools, Quality completion, Research training, Thesis, Doctoral
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Research and Commercialisation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 07 Aug 2014 23:15
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2014 16:46

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