Institutional research (IR) forms a very important part of the evidence base for decision-making in universities. Yet we suggest that often it is isolated research that neither draws upon existing educational research nor opens itself up for use by the broader educational research community. In part, this can be a result of its particular local context and the limited connections between current internal institutional research, policy and practice and the wider field of educational research. In particular this often means that IR is not informed by (or informing) wider higher education (HE) research, policy and practice. We suggest that there is a need to create more robust links between institutional research and mainstream research, policy and practice.
|Journal||Brookes eJournal of Learning and Teaching|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2015|
- pedagogical research
- institutional research,policy,practice
Brown, J., & Jones, A. (2015). Joining the dots: making connections between institutional research, HE research, policy and practice. Brookes eJournal of Learning and Teaching, 7(2). http://bejlt.brookes.ac.uk/articles/joining-the-dots-making-connections-between-institutional-research-he-research-policy-and-practice/