Warren Smart

Research Projects

29 Jan 18
Completed
with: Ministry of Education: MoE categories: ResearchTertiary Education

This report analyses the field of study of domestic graduates in the New Zealand tertiary education system between 2008 and 2016.

29 Jan 18
Completed
with: Tertiary Education Commission: TEC categories: ResearchTertiary Education

This report analyses the field of study of domestic students/learners in the New Zealand tertiary education system between 2008 and 2016.

21 Nov 16
Completed
with: Ministry of Education: MoE categories: ResearchEducation & TrainingTertiary Education

This report analyses the field of study of domestic graduates in the New Zealand tertiary education system between 2011 and 2015 for below bachelors level and between 2008 and 2015 for bachelors level or higher.

25 Aug 16
Completed
with: Ministry of Education: MoE categories: ResearchSecondary EducationTertiary Education

This report analyses the field of study of domestic students/learners in the New Zealand tertiary education system between 2011 and 2015 for below bachelors degree level and between 2008 and 2015 for bachelors level or higher.

15 Feb 16
Completed
with: Ministry of Education: MoE categories: ResearchEmployment & LabourTertiary Education

This report analyses the field of study of domestic graduates from the New Zealand tertiary education system between 2011 and 2014

18 Feb 15
Completed
with: Ministry of Education: MoE categories: ResearchGrants, Funding, Contracts & FundraisingTertiary Education

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.

18 Feb 15
Completed
with: Ministry of Education: MoE categories: MonitoringGrants, Funding, Contracts & FundraisingIncome & WealthUnemploymentTertiary EducationPolicy

This report provides a synthesis of the evidence of the outcomes of the New Zealand tertiary education system. The report quotes a number of statistical studies completed over the last six years and also reproduces some previously published summaries of the evidence. Overall, the overwhelming weight of evidence points to there being significant and positive outcomes from the tertiary education system.

18 Feb 15
Completed
with: Ministry of Education: MoE categories: ResearchEmployment & LabourIncome & WealthInequalityTertiary EducationMigrantsSocio-economic status

This report applies statistical modelling to the Integrated Dataset of Student Loan Scheme Borrowers. It provides interesting new information on the likelihood of a borrower being declared overseas five years post study across a variety of characteristics such as size of student loan leaving balance and level of study.

18 Feb 15
Completed
with: Ministry of Education: MoE categories: ResearchGrants, Funding, Contracts & FundraisingTertiary EducationGovernance & KaitiakitangaGenderRace & Ethnicity

This report applies statistical modelling to the results of the 2003 Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) Quality Evaluation. It provides interesting new information on the performance of PBRF-eligible staff across a variety of characteristics such as gender, ethnic group and position.

18 Feb 15
Completed
with: Ministry of Education: MoE categories: ResearchSecondary EducationTertiary Education

One of the questions that has arisen from the publication of attrition rates in tertiary education in New Zealand, especially for institutional planners and policy makers, is what factors lead a student to decide to stay in study or leave before completing. This question has been extensively researched overseas, but less so in New Zealand. This is the question addressed in this report: What factors make a difference to getting a degree in New Zealand?

18 Feb 15
Completed
with: Ministry of Education: MoE categories: ResearchGrants, Funding, Contracts & FundraisingTertiary EducationGovernance & Kaitiakitanga

Analysis showed that when the PBRF is fully implemented there will be significant funding attracted by high performing researchers for their TEOs.

There is now a significant incentive for TEOs to ensure the successful completion of research graduates, with the majority of government funding for these students now tied to their successful completion.

18 Feb 15
Completed
with: Ministry of Education: MoE categories: ResearchGrants, Funding, Contracts & FundraisingTertiary EducationGovernance & Kaitiakitanga

Two historical measures of TEO research performance in the universities - total research outputs and external research income - were found to have a high degree of correlation with the PBRF quality scores.

18 Feb 15
Completed
with: Ministry of Education: MoE categories: ResearchGrants, Funding, Contracts & FundraisingTertiary EducationGovernance & Kaitiakitanga

The Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) signals a new, performance-based approach to the allocation of government research funding to tertiary education organisations. The development of the PBRF has involved the creation of a set of new research performance measures. This note examines the relationships between the new measures.

18 Feb 15
Completed
with: Ministry of Education: MoE categories: ResearchGrants, Funding, Contracts & FundraisingTertiary EducationGovernance & Kaitiakitanga

Analysis of the methodology used to assign quality categories in the 2003 quality evaluation found that the actual level of variation in the research performance of TEOs was less than was indicated in the published results, but reflects the outcomes sought from the PBRF policy.

18 Feb 15
Completed
with: Ministry of Education: MoE categories: ResearchGrants, Funding, Contracts & FundraisingTertiary EducationGovernance & Kaitiakitanga

This report, Living with a Student Loan, a profile of student loan debt and repayment, post-study income and going overseas, analyses the post-study incomes, progress to repayment, and travel overseas of two cohorts of student loan borrowers: those who last borrowed and studied in 1997, and those who last borrowed in 1994. It also includes a cross-sectional analysis of all people with a student loan at 31 March 2001, including leaving debt by qualification level for those that graduate and those that don't.

18 Feb 15
Completed
with: Ministry of Education: MoE categories: ResearchGrants, Funding, Contracts & FundraisingTertiary Education

This report analyses the results of the 2003 and 2006 Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) Quality Evaluations to identify the demographic and employment-related characteristics associated with change in the measured quality of research produced by around 2,000 staff who participated in both Quality Evaluations.

18 Feb 15
Completed
with: Ministry of Education: MoE categories: ResearchGrants, Funding, Contracts & FundraisingEducation & TrainingTertiary Education

This report applies statistical modelling to the results of the 2006 Performance-Based Research Fund Quality Evaluation to identify the staff characteristics associated with higher research quality.

18 Feb 15
Completed
with: Ministry of Education: MoE categories: MonitoringResearchGrants, Funding, Contracts & FundraisingTertiary EducationGovernance & Kaitiakitanga

This report presents a synthesis of the findings of Ministry of Education research between 2004 and 2008 into the research performance of New Zealand’s tertiary education sector.

18 Feb 15
Completed
with: Ministry of Education: MoE categories: ResearchGrants, Funding, Contracts & FundraisingTertiary EducationPolicy

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.

18 Feb 15
Completed
with: Ministry of Education: MoE categories: International ResearchResearchGrants, Funding, Contracts & FundraisingTertiary EducationGovernance & Kaitiakitanga

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.

18 Feb 15
Completed
with: Ministry of Education: MoE categories: ResearchGrants, Funding, Contracts & FundraisingTertiary EducationGovernance & Kaitiakitanga

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.

18 Feb 15
Completed
with: Ministry of Education: MoE categories: EvaluationGrants, Funding, Contracts & FundraisingTertiary EducationPolicy

The introduction of the Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) has resulted in much greater scrutiny of the research activities of New Zealand universities. This study examines the impact of this greater scrutiny on the research productivity of the universities.

18 Feb 15
Completed
with: Ministry of Education: MoE categories: Economic GrowthEmployment & LabourUnemploymentSecondary EducationTertiary Education

This report examines historical enrolment data to analyse the association between the economic cycle and participation in senior secondary school and in tertiary education.

18 Feb 15
Completed
with: Ministry of Education: MoE categories: ResearchGrants, Funding, Contracts & FundraisingTertiary EducationPolicy

This report examines trends in domestic tuition fees under various government policies since 1990. In particular, there is a focus on trends in domestic tuition fees under the current Fee and Course Costs Maxima (FCCM) policy.

18 Feb 15
Completed
with: Ministry of Education: MoE categories: ResearchGrants, Funding, Contracts & FundraisingTertiary Education

This report used data from the Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) Quality Evaluations to analyse the factors associated with the likelihood of university academics being promoted between 2003 and 2006.

18 Feb 15
Completed
with: Ministry of Education: MoE categories: ResearchGrants, Funding, Contracts & FundraisingTertiary Education

This report analyses the bibliometric performance of New Zealand universities between 1994 and 2007 using data from Thomson Reuters. The report also examines the impact of the Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) on the academic impact of research by staff at New Zealand universities, as measured by citations per publication. In addition, the report compares the bibliometric performance of New Zealand universities with Australian universities.

18 Feb 15
Completed
with: Ministry of Education: MoE categories: ResearchEmployment & LabourIncome & WealthInequalityTertiary EducationSocio-economic status

This report compares the earnings of people who have completed a bachelors degree at a university with the earnings those who completed a similar qualification at a polytechnic.

18 Feb 15
Completed
with: Ministry of Education: MoE categories: MonitoringInternational RelationsTertiary EducationLeadershipPolicy

Each year, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) publishes Education at a Glance, a collection of indicators that compares the performance of the education systems of its member countries. The indicators in this report give us a good opportunity to view the performance of our system against the systems of other countries. Despite some limitations, the Education at a Glance indicators give us the most reliable and most complete basis for comparison currently available to us.

18 Feb 15
Completed
with: Ministry of Education: MoEStatistics New Zealand categories: Tertiary EducationGrants, Funding, Contracts & FundraisingPolicyEvaluation

This fact sheet uses information collected as part of Statistics New Zealand's Research and Development Survey to analyse trends in the source of university external research income (ERI) between 2000 and 2009.

18 Feb 15
Completed
with: Ministry of Education: MoE categories: Tertiary EducationIncome & WealthInequality

This study uses an integrated dataset maintained by Statistics New Zealand to analyse what percentage of a cohort of recent domestic doctoral graduates was employed in New Zealand and their industry destination up to four years post study.

18 Feb 15
Completed
with: Ministry of Education: MoE categories: EvaluationInternational RelationsTertiary EducationLeadership

This occasional paper examines the performance of New Zealand universities in the 2010 Shanghai Jiao Tong University Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). In particular, the analysis examines the data behind the overall rankings to get a more comprehensive picture of the level of performance of New Zealand universities.

18 Feb 15
Completed
with: Ministry of Education: MoE categories: EvaluationInternational RelationsTertiary EducationLeadership

This report analysed the data behind the Annual Rankings of World Universities Top 500 and Times Higher Education Supplement Top 200 university rankings to see what they can tell us about the performance of New Zealand universities.

18 Feb 15
Completed
with: Ministry of Education: MoE categories: EvaluationTertiary Education

This report analyses the results of the three Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) Quality Evaluations. It also examines the types of research outputs and categories of peer esteem and contribution to the research environment items submitted in evidence portfolios. There is also an analysis of researcher pathways over time. This report compliments a previous Ministry of Education study that examined the impact of the PBRF in a variety of areas ranging from research impact to completion rates of higher research degrees.

18 Feb 15
Completed
with: Ministry of Education: MoE categories: Tertiary EducationResearch

This paper summarises the findings from previous studies of research collaboration in New Zealand and presents a new analysis of collaboration in New Zealand universities.

18 Feb 15
Completed
with: Ministry of Education: MoE categories: Tertiary EducationEvaluation

Between 2004 and 2016, the Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) will allocate around $2.7 billion in funding to participating tertiary education organisations (TEOs). This represents a substantial investment by the Government in tertiary education. This interim report examines the quantitative evidence on the impact of the PBRF in a variety of areas ranging from research impact to completion rates of higher research degrees. One of the purposes of this report is to contribute to the review of the PBRF. This interim report does not include results or staff data from the PBRF Quality Evaluations. When the 2012 PBRF Quality Evaluation data becomes available in early 2013, additional analysis will look at changes in research quality over time, as well as analysis of staffing trends.

18 Feb 15
Completed
with: Ministry of Education: MoE categories: Tertiary EducationEconomic GrowthEvaluationPolicy

This report analyses the performance of the Centres of Research Excellence (CoREs) across five dimensions – the impact of the CoRE’s on the New Zealand economy and society, research quality, research collaboration, the academic impact of research and knowledge transfer.

18 Feb 15
Completed
with: Ministry of Education: MoE categories: Tertiary EducationEconomic GrowthEvaluationPolicy

This occasional paper uses new data from the University Commercialisation Offices of New Zealand to look at trends in the commercialisation of university research in New Zealand. The paper discusses the importance of research to innovation and hence, to economic growth. If also discusses aspects of the current university research funding system and looks at business investment in research in New Zealand.

18 Feb 15
Completed
with: Ministry of Education: MoE categories: Tertiary EducationIncome & WealthInequality

This report looks at the outcomes for young people who complete a qualification in the New Zealand tertiary education system. It looks at differences in incomes for different types of qualifications. The information in this report can help young people as they make decisions about what to study.

The data on earnings and destinations updates two previous reports: 'Moving on up' and 'Looking at the employment outcomes of tertiary education'. The data is also available in a query tool 'Compare Study Options' on the Careers New Zealand website. This page also includes two downloadable excel spreadsheets that contain the underlying data.

18 Feb 15
Completed
with: Ministry of Education: MoE categories: Tertiary EducationLeadershipInternational RelationsMonitoring

In this study, we examine the performance of New Zealand universities in the 'big three' university rankings: the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

18 Feb 15
Completed
with: Ministry of Education: MoE categories: Tertiary EducationMonitoring

In this paper, we access preliminary enrolment data to analyse the number of domestic students studying at the postgraduate level in 2013, and how this compared to the previous three years. We complement the analysis of student enrolments by also presenting interim data on student loan borrowers and student allowance recipients

18 Feb 15
Completed
with: Ministry of Education: MoE categories: Tertiary EducationIncome & WealthEmployment & LabourMonitoring

This report looks at the outcomes for young people who complete a qualification in the New Zealand tertiary education system. It looks at differences in incomes for different types of qualifications. The information in this report can help young people as they make decisions about what to study.The data on earnings and destinations updates a previous report  Moving on up.  The data is also available in a query tool 'Compare Study Options' on the Careers New Zealand website.  This page also includes two downloadable excel spreadsheets that contain the underlying data.