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On the effects of institutional size in university classifications: the case of the Shanghai ranking

Docampo, Domingo; Cram, Lawrence


University rankings frequently struggle to delineate the separate contributions of institutional size and excellence. This presents a problem for public policy and university leadership, for example by blurring the pursuit of excellence with the quest for growth. This paper provides some insight into the size/excellence debate by exploring the explicit contribution of institutional size to the results of the Shanghai ranking indicators. Principal components analysis of data from the Shanghai...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Scientometrics
DOI: 10.1007/s11192-014-1488-z


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