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ERIC Number: EJ1005050
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1353-8322
"Times Higher Education" 100 under 50 Ranking: Old Wine in a New Bottle?
Soh, Kaycheng
Quality in Higher Education, v19 n1 p111-121 2013
"Times Higher Education" 100 under 50 ranking is a new twist to the university ranking. It focuses on universities that have a history of 50 years or less with the purpose of offsetting the advantage of prestige of the older ones. This article re-analysed the data publicly available and looked into relevant conceptual and statistical issues. The much publicised minor modification made to citations by the ranker is found to produce no substantial effect on ranking. Gross inconsistencies between intended and attained indicator weights are found. Teaching, research and citations predicted 98% of the criterion variance. Implications for refinement and interpretation of ranking results are discussed. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A