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ERIC Number: EJ1011888
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1360-080X
Misleading University Rankings: Cause and Cure for Discrepancies between Nominal and Attained Weights
Soh, Kaycheng
Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, v35 n2 p206-214 2013
Recent research into university ranking methodologies uncovered several methodological problems among the systems currently in vogue. One of these is the discrepancy between the nominal and attained weights. The problem is the summation of unstandardized indicators for the total scores used in ranking. It is demonstrated that weight discrepancy can misinform and hence mislead. The problem can be prevented statistically had the indicator scores been standardised prior to weighting and summation. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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