Investigating the Effective Factors on Qualitative Promotion of Science and Research Development in Higher Education

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Ph.D Student in Higher Education Management, Tehran Azad University, Tehran, Iran

2 Associate Professor, Department of Educational Management, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

3 Professor of the Department of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Allameh Tabatabaei University, Tehran, Iran

4 Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Shahid Beheshti, Tehran, Iran



The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors affecting the qualitative promotion of science and research development in Kermanshah and Sanandaj Azad Universities. The research method was applied in terms of purpose and survey in terms of data collection. The statistical population of the study included all faculty members of Islamic Azad University, Sanandaj and Kermanshah branches (298 people), of which 222 people were selected as the sample size using simple random sampling method. A researcher-made questionnaire was used to collect data. The validity of the questionnaire was estimated through face and content validity and their reliability by experimental implementation of the questionnaire in a sample of 30 people through Cronbach's alpha 0.878. SPSS 22 software was used to analyze the data. The results of Friedman test showed that from the perspective of researchers and faculty members, the components of education, financial resources, specialized human resources, university organizational culture and management, respectively; affect the quality of research in the university. Among these indicators and factors such as evaluating the quality of graduates by obtaining the opinion of stakeholders, employers and other organizations and companies, selecting interested and talented researchers to encourage students, creating information technology infrastructure to facilitate access to scientific information and Technically, a specific program in order to self-govern parts of the university with the aim of financial independence and increase revenue and decentralization of financial management topped the items related to these factors.


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