Publications

The Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Survey: Headline Results and Background

The Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Survey: Headline Results and Background This fact-sheet provides the first headline results of the Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Survey together with some background information.

Author(s): Comparative Education Research Unit, Research Division, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: December 2007

The Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Survey: Further Investigation

The Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Survey: Further Investigation This fact-sheet is a sequel to that entitled The Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Survey: Headline Results and Background.

Author(s): Comparative Education Research Unit, Research Division, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: December 2007

Persistence in doctoral research: analysing the impact of the PBRF on the retention of doctoral students

Persistence in doctoral research: analysing the impact of the PBRF on the retention of doctoral students This report examines the factors that influence the retention of doctoral students in tertiary study – where retention is defined as a doctoral candidate continuing in study in the next year or completing their doctorate. In doing so, this study analyses what initial impact, if any, the introduction of the Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) has had on the retention of doctoral candidates in study.

Author(s): Warren Smart

Date Published: December 2007

Comparing the academic impact of research by New Zealand and Australian universities 1981-2005

Comparing the academic impact of research by New Zealand and Australian universities 1981-2005 This report compares the academic impact of the research by New Zealand and Australian universities, as measured by citations per publication, between 1981 and 2005.

This report is one of a series that explores a newly available bibliometric database to analyse the research performance of New Zealand universities. This report complements (ex)Citing research which examined the academic impact of research by New Zealand universities.

Author(s): Warren Smart and Marieke Weusten

Date Published: December 2007

Linking students: Review of the methods used to link students in historical New Zealand tertiary education data

Linking students: Review of the methods used to link students in historical New Zealand tertiary education data This technical report documents a major review of the methods used by the Ministry of Education to link the records of tertiary education students across time and across providers. It reviews the quality of these methods, and their impact on New Zealand's qualification completion and attrition statistics.

Author(s): David Scott

Date Published: November 2007

Profile & Trends 2006: New Zealand's Tertiary Education Sector

Profile & Trends 2006: New Zealand's Tertiary Education Sector This is edition 9 in an annual series on the tertiary education sector. Profile & Trends has an associated set of tables available on the Tertiary Education Statistics page here on Education Counts.

The short articles in Profile & Trends 2006 include the following topics: The payoff from a tertiary education, New Zealand's expanding knowledge and skills resource, Passing courses, The variety of industry training programmes, Improving the relevance of tertiary education provision, Measuring the quality of research in New Zealand's tertiary education sector.

Author(s): Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis and Reporting, Ministry of Education

Date Published: November 2007

Tertiary education choices of school leavers

Tertiary education choices of school leavers The purpose of this report is to build an understanding of how school leavers are transitioning into tertiary education. The report examines the transitions of 2004 school leavers into tertiary education by a variety of personal, schooling and tertiary education characteristics and seeks to show where differences exist.

Author(s): Scott Ussher

Date Published: November 2007

Tertiary education of New Zealanders: a census analysis

Tertiary education of New Zealanders: a census analysis These factsheets present data from the latest census on the attainment of tertiary education qualifications by the New Zealand working-age population. The factsheets also examine the labour market outcomes associated with attaining a tertiary qualification.

Author(s): Bhaskaran Nair and Warren Smart

Date Published: October 2007

The Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Study: An Introduction - Poster

The Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Study: An Introduction - Poster This poster is intended as an introduction to the ALL study. It seeks to explain the nature of the ALL study, its application, and how the ALL results will be presented. It contains none of the ALL results itself.

Author(s): Paul Satherley and Elliot Lawes, Research Division, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: September 2007

Does the student loan scheme discourage students from returning to study?

Does the student loan scheme discourage students from returning to study? This report has been initiated by the Ministry of Education in order to gain an insight into educational pathways and the aspirations of former tertiary students who return to study. By establishing a demographic, educational and borrowing profile of returning students, this reports aims to identify the factors affecting student return to study. In particular, the study focuses on the impact of an individual’s student loan borrowed for previous studies on their return.

Author(s): Sarah Tumen & Boaz Shulruf

Date Published: September 2007

Quality vs Impact: A comparison of Performance-Based Research Fund quality scores with citations

Quality vs Impact: A comparison of Performance-Based Research Fund quality scores with citations This report compares the academic impact of research produced by New Zealand universities, in the form of citations per full-time equivalent (FTE) researcher, with the quality of research at the universities, as measured by Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) average quality scores, across ten broad subject areas.

Author(s): Warren Smart

Date Published: August 2007

(ex)Citing research: A bibliometric analysis of New Zealand university research 1981-2005

(ex)Citing research: A bibliometric analysis of New Zealand university research 1981-2005 This report examines the academic impact of the research by New Zealand universities, as measured by citations per publication, between 1981 and 2005.

This report is one of a series that explores a newly available bibliometric database to analyse the research performance of New Zealand universities. It presents important baseline data that can be used to help in future analysis of the impacts of the Performance-Based Research Fund on research performance.

Author(s): Warren Smart and Marieke Weusten

Date Published: July 2007

Te whai i ngā taumata atakura: supporting Māori achievement in bachelors degrees

Te whai i ngā taumata atakura: supporting Māori achievement in bachelors degrees This study looks at what matters for the success of first-time Māori students studying towards bachelors degrees. The purpose of this study is to build understanding about how to increase the number of Māori attaining bachelors degrees or higher.

Author(s): David Earle

Date Published: June 2007


Category: English Medium

Measuring the returns on investment in tertiary education three and five years after study

Measuring the returns on investment in tertiary education three and five years after study This study found that there were significant financial benefits to people from their investment in tertiary education, with higher returns to those who completed a qualification.

Author(s): Bhaskaran Nair

Date Published: June 2007

Participation in tertiary education: A birth cohort approach

Participation in tertiary education: A birth cohort approach This report looks at the rates at which a range of birth cohorts have participated in tertiary education in New Zealand . This study takes two views of birth cohort tertiary education participation trends. The first is a long-term view looking at three birth cohorts, those people born in 1949, 1962 and 1975. The second view looks at the participation trends of those people born in 1978, 1980, 1982 and 1984 using longitudinal enrolment data.

Author(s): Scott Ussher

Date Published: April 2007

He tini manu reo: learning te reo Māori through tertiary education

He tini manu reo: learning te reo Māori through tertiary education This report examines the size and impact of the provision of te reo Māori courses through tertiary education over the period from 2001 to 2005, in order to provide an information base for considering future directions for supporting te reo Māori through tertiary education and areas for further research.

Author(s): David Earle

Date Published: April 2007


Category: Māori Medium

2006 Tertiary Education Enrolments

2006 Tertiary Education Enrolments This release presents new information from the 2006 enrolment collections provided to the Ministry of Education by tertiary education providers. The return collects information on where students are studying, what qualifications they are taking, and other important characteristics of people undertaking tertiary education study.

Author(s): Mieke Wensvoort, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: April 2007

Māori in Tertiary Education Fact Sheets

Māori in Tertiary Education Fact Sheets A series of fact sheets on Māori in tertiary education. These latest fact sheets present data on the participation, retention and progression of Māori students in tertiary education, by qualification level.

Author(s): David Earle, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis and Reporting and Māori Tertiary Education, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: Last Updated: March 2007


Category: English Medium

OECD Thematic Review of Tertiary Education 2004-2007

OECD Thematic Review of Tertiary Education 2004-2007 New Zealand is one of 24 countries participating in a thematic review of tertiary education being conducted over the period 2004 – 2007 by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Author(s):

Date Published: Last updated: 30 January 2007

Adult Foundation Learning

Adult Foundation Learning In this section you will find research reports produced relating to adult literacy, numeracy and language.

Author(s): Various

Date Published: Various

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