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ERIC Number: EJ957096
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1609
Don't Read University Rankings like Reading Football League Tables: Taking a Close Look at the Indicators
Soh, Kay Cheng
Higher Education Review, v44 n1 p15-29 Aut 2011
The outcome of university ranking is of much interest and concern to the many stakeholders, including university's sponsors, administrators, staff, current and prospective students, and the public. The results of rankings presented in the form of league tables, analogous to football league tables, attract more attention than do the processes by which the ranking is achieved. This article (the first of two on this topic) looks into the functioning of the indicators and their contributions to the final score used for ranking, with reference to three conceptual and methodological issues, that is, their inter-correlations, assigned and attained weights, and indicator redundancy. (Contains 10 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
Identifiers - Location: China