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Opinion pieces

A selection of opinion pieces by members and friends of the network aimed at stimulating debate about Institutional Research and related Higher Education topics.

Number 9, June 2018: An Institutional Review of the Course Leader Role by Will Bowen-Jones, Sarah Greer, Suzanne Lawson, Carolyn Nisbet, Catriona Robinson and Helen Scott, University of Worcester (download pdf)

Number 8, January 2018: Reconsidering Approaches to Student Social Mobility by Emilie Sundorph and Louis Coiffait, Reform (download pdf)

Number 7, August 2014: Implementing ISSE – A Reflection on Institutional Challenges of a new National Survey for Irish Higher Education by Aisling Mckenna (download pdf)

Number 6, July 2014: In support of appreciative inquiry by Will Bowen-Jones Dr Val Chapman & Dr Nick Breeze (download pdf)

Number 5, June 2014: Getting your own house in order – using IR to tackle female progression by Caroline Wilson and Christine Broughan (download pdf)

Number 4, April 2014: A time to reflect? by David Kane (download pdf)Number 3, March 2014: Five pillars of Institutional Research by Juliet Chester (download pdf)


Number 2, March 2014: 
Triangulation in Institutional Qualitative Data Analysis:  clarity from viewing through multiple lenses? by Elena Zaitseva and Martin Stewart (download pdf)

Number 1, January 2014: Quality assurance and quality enhancement: two sides of the same coin? by James Williams (download pdf)