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Reconceptualising the nexes: A survey of twelve Scottish IS/IM academics perceptions of a nexus between teaching, research, scholarship and consultancy

Grant, K., Wakelin, S.J. (2009) Reconceptualising the nexes: A survey of twelve Scottish IS/IM academics perceptions of a nexus between teaching, research, scholarship and consultancy. Teaching in Higher Education, 14 (2). pp. 133-143. ISSN 1356-2517. (doi:10.1080/13562510902757146) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The discussion into nexes between teaching, research and scholarship continues to expand. Positivistic studies have attempted to ‘measure’ research output to evaluate teaching performance. Interpretive-based studies suggest staff perceive a nexus to exist. This paper investigates the perceptions of academic staff with regards the nexes between teaching, research, scholarship and consultancy when informing teaching. Qualitative data were obtained via 12 semi-structured interviews with Information Systems/Information Management academics from both a teaching and a research-led university in Scotland. This study suggests that a perceived nexus exists between research and consultancy and it is bi-directional. The area of scholarship was perceived to be problematic. Teaching practice was perceived to be informed by both the processes and products of research and consultancy, but research and consultancy practices were not thought to be informed by teaching. When conceptualising a nexus, a process view, rather than a substantive view, may be more productive.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/13562510902757146
Uncontrolled keywords: Keywords: nexus between teaching, research, scholarship and consultancy, higher education information systems/information management
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Depositing User: Tracey Pemble
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2014 14:16 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 13:10 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/43301 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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