Using League Table Rankings in Public Policy Formation: Statistical Issues

Harvey Goldstein

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Abstract

This article reviews the statistical models that underpin institutional comparisons
on the basis of outcome measures for their students. These multilevel
models are developed to levels of complexity that match the problems posed.
The strengths and limitations of inferences from these models are explored
with examples taken from education.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)385–399
Number of pages15
JournalAnnual Review of Statistics and Its Application
Volume1
Early online date8 Nov 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014

Keywords

  • league tables
  • institutional performance
  • multilevel models

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