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Формализованное интервью о бюджете рабочего времени преподавателей и научных сотрудников: опыт методической рефлексии

The paper discusses the range of problems, which arise in standardized interviews on time budget evaluations of academics. Authors present some methodological reflections, which were made in course of policy-oriented study on work time budgets of teachers and researchers. The study was conducted in one of the leading universities in Moscow. The analysis is carried out on the material of 21 interviews. As a result some conclusions about the possible sources of errors in the estimates of time spent on various types of workload were made. Three common strategies of recalling that respondents used to retrospectively assess the time spent on a particular task were described. Authors also examined the biases concerning the subjective character of the respondents’ estimates. In conclusion some practical recommendations, which can be taken into account in further studies on work time budgets of academic professional, are presented.