Modelling a causal relationship between the internet and academic research performance in an Australian university: a case study

Mamun, Shamsul Arifeen Khan and Rahman, Mohammad Mafizur (2016) Modelling a causal relationship between the internet and academic research performance in an Australian university: a case study. Margin: the Journal of Applied Economic Research , 10 (1). pp. 143-167. ISSN 0973-8010

Abstract

This study examines the relationship between academics’ use of the Internet for academic purposes and their research performance using cross-sectional data collected
from academics of the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia, during the period February–March 2014. In this study, a system of simultaneous equation models is used to control the potential bias associated with simultaneity between the use of the Internet and academics’ research performances. The simultaneity, a potential econometric problem, was overlooked in past studies. A finding of this study is that academics’ use of the Internet is a statistically significant contributor to research output in an Australian university. The estimated elasticity of research output is 0.16 with respect to changes in Internet use.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2016 05:20
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2016 05:20
Uncontrolled Keywords: Australia; internet; research production; simultaneous equation model
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140204 Economics of Education
14 Economics > 1403 Econometrics > 140301 Cross-Sectional Analysis
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1177/0973801015612670
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/28590

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