Analytic Quality Glossary


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Citation reference: Harvey, L., 2004-18, Analytic Quality Glossary, Quality Research International,

This is a dynamic glossary and the author would welcome any e-mail suggestions for additions or amendments. Page updated 24 January, 2018 , © Lee Harvey 2004–2018.


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core definition

Outputs refers to the products of higher education institutions: including, graduates, research outcomes, community/business activities and the social critical function of academia.

explanatory context


analytical review

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO, 2012) defines outouts as:

Countable units; they are the direct products of a programme or organisation's activities.They could be classes taught, training courses delivered or people attending workshops. In themselves they are not the objectives of the organisation.

associated issues


related areas

See also

learning outcomes



National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), 2012, Measuring Impact - A Guide To Resources, available at, accessed 16 January 2012, page not available 4 January 2017.

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