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Not much use is made by academics of higher education research on curriculum and its modes of transmission. 9. There are several examples of the take-up for policy-making in higher education but these substantially depend on how far the research accords with the political and social Zeitgeist of the time. It also depends on the national political and administrative culture and of the point in the cycle of positivism-exploratory-managerialist research which a system has reached. 10. In other areas of study, the list of factors identified as being associated with high pay-back emphasise the importance of recruiting user interest.

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Ironically, this pressure is strongest when theory-based higher education research has a certain institutional basis and resources. Whereas the individual researcher is relatively free to choose between various options, research units only have to strike a balance between pursuing demanding theoretical and methodological approach in order to offer something that applied researchers and consultants cannot offer and ensuring an overall satisfactory funding basis by providing evidence of their immediate utility for assessment and problem-solving activities.

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