Assessing the impact of NCVER's research


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Author: Stanwick, John; Hargreaves, Jo; Beddie, Francesca


This study examines where and how NCVER's research has influenced vocational education and training (VET) policy and practice. A model for assessing research impact was developed and case studies of impact across three research projects and one research theme were undertaken. While not a straightforward exercise, this study used quantitative and qualitative measures to identify examples of where research has made a difference across the four categories of knowledge production, capacity building, informing policy and informing practice. The findings have implications for practices that...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Workforce development; Skills and knowledge; Outcomes; Research; Management; Policy; Teaching and learning

Keywords: Capacity building; Research project; Case study; Educational policy; Continuous improvement; Training policy; Educational practice

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2009

Physical description: 36 p.

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ISBN: 9781921413261 (print); 9781921413223 (online)

Statement of responsibility: John Stanwick, Jo Hargreaves, Francesca Beddie

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 96.07

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