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Social desirability bias in voter turnout reports Tests using the item count technique
Surveys usually yield rates of voting in elections that are higher than official turnout figures, a phenomenon often attributed to intentional misrepresentation by respondents who did not vote andExpand
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The impact of personality on cognitive, behavioral, and affective political processes: the effects of need to evaluate.
Need to evaluate (NE) is a personality trait that reflects a person's proclivity to create and hold attitudes; people high in NE are especially likely to form attitudes toward all sorts of objects.Expand
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Attitude importance and the accumulation of attitude-relevant knowledge in memory.
People who attach personal importance to an attitude are especially knowledgeable about the attitude object. This article tests an explanation for this relation: that importance causes theExpand
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Attrition, completion and completion times of PhD candidates
Attrition rates and time to completion of PhD candidates has internationally become a concern of governments, universities and the candidates themselves. Suggestions that attrition is too high and,Expand
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Doctoral supervision in a cross-cultural context: issues affecting supervisors and candidates
This article presents an analysis of rich data, gathered from interviews with 46 candidates and 38 supervisors from three Australian universities, about experiences of doctoral supervision inExpand
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Investigating PhD thesis examination reports
Abstract There has been a slow but steady accretion of findings on doctoral assessment and examination processes over the past decade and a half. The study of Australian PhD examination reported hereExpand
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Consistency and Inconsistency in PhD Thesis Examination
This is a mixed methods investigation of consistency in PhD examination. At its core is the quantification of the content and conceptual analysis of examiner reports for 804 Australian theses. First,Expand
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Influences on engineering enrolments. A synthesis of the findings of recent reports
The decline in engineering degree enrolments in many western nations poses a range of challenges that are easy to identify but difficult to address. There have been at least 30 major reports on theExpand
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The rise of ‘professional staff’ and demise of the ‘non-academic’: a study of university staffing nomenclature preferences
Concerns regarding the nomenclature of university administration in Australia and the UK have featured in the higher education literature for over a decade. In response, a significant nomenclatureExpand
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