Measuring university quality

@article{Claassen2015MeasuringUQ,
  title={Measuring university quality},
  author={Christopher Claassen},
  journal={Scientometrics},
  year={2015},
  volume={104},
  pages={793-807}
}
This paper uses a Bayesian hierarchical latent trait model, and data from eight different university ranking systems, to measure university quality. There are five contributions. First, I find that ratings tap a unidimensional, underlying trait of university quality. Second, by combining information from different systems, I obtain more accurate ratings than are currently available from any single source. And rather than dropping institutions that receive only a few ratings, the model simply… CONTINUE READING
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