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Does quality work work? A systematic review of academic literature on quality initiatives in higher education

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Does quality work work? A systematic review of academic literature on quality initiatives in higher education. / Bloch, Carter Walter; Degn, Lise; Nygaard, Signe; Haase, Sanne.

In: Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, Vol. 46, No. 5, 07.2021, p. 701-718.

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Bloch, Carter Walter ; Degn, Lise ; Nygaard, Signe ; Haase, Sanne. / Does quality work work? A systematic review of academic literature on quality initiatives in higher education. In: Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education. 2021 ; Vol. 46, No. 5. pp. 701-718.

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