Is the Knowledge Factory Broken?
Pp. 14-16 (3)
Christina Chow and Clement Leung
Universities value research above teaching due to its influence on ranking
tables. Many universities tend to offer high-margin programs in order to channel
teaching surpluses towards funding research. Mediocre researchers are valued over
inspiring teachers, who are often passed over for promotion. The existence of a
research-teaching nexus is questionable when most researchers hardly teach. Despite
the proliferation of research publications, groundbreaking research has actually
decreased in the last few decades. There are claims that most published research is
false, and that there is a crisis of credibility due to the inability to replicate many
Australian Productivity Commission, Incentive System, P-hacking,
RMIT University Melbourne Australia., United International College China and Victoria University Melbourne Australia.