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Development of an evaluation system of research performance

Sun Thongyot, Nuttaporn Lawthong, Sirichai Kanjanawasee

Summary: Development of an evaluation system of research performance by applying the outcome mapping approach: a case study of faculty of liberal arts and sciences, Nakhon Phanom University, Thailand

The purpose of this research was to develop an evaluation system of research performance by applying outcome mapping approach. It was thus the research and development involving the case study of Faculty of Liberal Arts and Science, Nakhon Phanom University. In this regard, the sample group consisted of executives, researchers, faculty members and staffs with a total number of 26. Further, 7 qualified persons were also invited to verify the evaluation system. Tools and methodologies applied in this research included workshop, focus group, test, questionnaire, formal and informal interviews, observation, and document examination. In addition, content analysis, average, standard deviation, signed test, Wilcoxon signed ranks test, median, and inter-quartile range were used in data analysis. Initial research results revealed that the evaluation system had 3 main elements, namely, 1) intentional design, 2) outcome and performance monitoring, and 3) evaluation planning as well as 13 work procedures. Three boundary partners have achieved outcome challenges as follows: 1) Dean or Deputy Dean for Planning and Development Affairs has achieved 3 outcome challenges of 12 indicators, 2) research staffs have achieved 5 outcome challenges of 9 indicators, and 3) head of research projects have achieved 7 outcome challenges of 11 indicators. Better research behaviors and evaluation capacity in the sample groups were found comparable to those before the research with the statistical significance of .05. One could then say that the evaluation system boasts with utility, feasibility, propriety, and accuracy.

Type: Articles / Papers

Theme: OM Resources: Books and Articles

Contibuted by: Sana Shams, on: 11 Feb 2017

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