World university ranking methodologies: stability and variability

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dc.contributor.author Fidler, Brian
dc.contributor.author Parsons, Christine. B.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-30T11:38:15Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-30T11:38:15Z
dc.date.issued 2012-05-30
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/411
dc.description.abstract Higher Education Review, Summer 2009, 40(3), 15-34 2008 There has been a steady growth in the number of national university league tables over the last 25 years. By contrast, ‘World University Rankings’ are a more recent development and have received little serious academic scrutiny in peer-reviewed publications. Few researchers have evaluated the sources of data and the statistical approaches used. The present article seeks to address this gap. The authors explain and evaluate the methodologies used by the Times Higher Education Supplement1 and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, highlighting differences in their outcomes and in their degree of stability over time. A range of concerns must be addressed if such rankings are to inspire a level of confidence which transcends the established ‘infotainment’ value of league tables (Bowden, 2000). en_US
dc.subject Higher education en_US
dc.subject World class university en_US
dc.subject University ranking en_US
dc.subject University league table en_US
dc.title World university ranking methodologies: stability and variability en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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