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Counting What Is Measured or Measuring What Counts? League Tables and Their Impact On Higher Education Institutions in England

By William Locke, Line Verbik, John T. E. Richardson and Roger King

Abstract

This report investigates league tables and their impact on higher education institutions (HEIs) in England. It presents findings from two strands of research:\ud \ud – an analysis of five league tables selected for\ud the study, their methodologies and the underlying data employed, and\ud \ud – an investigation of how higher education institutions respond to league tables generally and the extent to which they influence institutional decision-making and actions.\ud \ud The purpose of the research is to stimulate informed debate about the approaches and limitations of the various league tables, and greater understanding among the users and\ud stakeholders of the implications of making decisions based on these sources of information

Publisher: Higher Education Funding Council for England
Year: 2008
OAI identifier: oai:oro.open.ac.uk:11799
Provided by: Open Research Online

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