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Title

Analyzing the disciplinary focus of universities: Can rankings be a one-size-fits-all?

AuthorsRobinson-García, Nicolás; Jiménez-Contreras, Evaristo
Issue Date2017
PublisherIGI Global
CitationWorld University Rankings and the Future of Higher Education: 161-185 (2017)
AbstractThe phenomenon of rankings is intimately related with government interest in fiscalizing the research outputs of universities. New forms of managerialism have been introduced into the higher education system, leading to an increasing interest from funding bodies in developing external evaluation tools to allocate funds. Rankings rely heavily on bibliometric indicators. But, bibliometricians have been very critical with their use. Among other, they have pointed out the over-simplistic view rankings represent when analyzing the research output of universities, as they consider them as homogeneous ignoring disciplinary differences. Although many university rankings now include league tables by fields, reducing the complex framework of universities' research activity to a single dimension leads to poor judgment and decision making. This is partly because of the influence disciplinary specialization has on research evaluation. This chapter analyzes from a methodological perspective how rankings suppress disciplinary differences which are key factors to interpret correctly these rankings.
DescriptionarXiv:1706.02119
Publisher version (URL)https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-0819-9.ch009
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10261/163042
DOI10.4018/978-1-5225-0819-9.ch009
Identifiersdoi: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0819-9.ch009
isbn: 9781522508199
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