Research Barriers and Academic Productivity


This study explores the hindering effect of various research barriers on research productivity. Using a sample of 403 University lecturers, we employed ordinal regression to assess the effect of access to research funds, teaching load, personal capabilities for carrying out research, personal interest in research, and access to scientific articles databases as significant barriers to research productivity. The results of the three models created by using different measures of research productivity show that access to research funds is the only significant barrier that affects the quantity of research, whether it is Scopus ranked or not. In contrast, when accounting for quality of research, we found that access to scientific databases is the main barrier to the volume of research published in the first and second quartiles of the Journal Citation Reports. Last, lack of research methodology capacity is a crucial barrier and access to funds that negatively affect the number of articles published in the third and fourth quartiles of the Journal Citation Reports. Our results provide additional empirical evidence to the research stream focused on research barriers and some indications for policy-making.

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Megi ÇALI, University of Tirana, Albania
Blendi GERDOÇI, University of Tirana, Albania
Fiorina JASO, Albanian American Development Foundation, Albania

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Conference: IICE2023
Stream: Educational Research

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ÇALI M., GERDOÇI B., & JASO F. (2023) Research Barriers and Academic Productivity ISSN: 2189-1036 – The IAFOR International Conference on Education – Hawaii 2023 Official Conference Proceedings
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