Why the public nature of university rankings torpedoes their value for benchmarking: an institutional researcher’s opinion

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Why the public nature of university rankings torpedoes their value for benchmarking: an institutional researcher’s opinion

Type: Article in monograph or in proceedings
Title: Why the public nature of university rankings torpedoes their value for benchmarking: an institutional researcher’s opinion
Author: Waaijer C.J.F.
Journal Title: STI 2018 Conference Proceedings
Start Page: 1031
End Page: 1037
Publisher: Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS)
Issue Date: 2018-09-11
Keywords: Scientometrics
Abstract: The public nature of university rankings means these rankings have the potential to serve as a rich information source for benchmarking. However, in this paper, I will argue that it is the very fact that university rankings are public that makes it impossible for institutional researchers to use these rankings for their primary task: supporting university leaders in effective decision making and planning.
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/65280
 

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