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A Guide to the Methodology of the National Research Council Assessment of Doctorate Programs

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A Guide to the Methodology of the National Research Council Assessment of Doctorate Programs has been revised since its first release in 2009.

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A Guide to the Methodology of the National Research Council Assessment of the Doctorate Programs describes the purpose, data and methods used to calculate ranges or rankings for research-doctorate programs that participated in the NRC Assessment of Research-Doctorate programs. It is intended for those at universities who will have to explain the NRC Assessment to others at their university, to potential students, and to the press. Although the main text is fairly non-technical, it includes a technical description of the statistical methods used to derive rankings of over 5000 doctoral programs in 61 fields.

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National Research Council. 2009. A Guide to the Methodology of the National Research Council Assessment of Doctorate Programs. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/12676.

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201 pages | 8.5 x 11
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17226/12676
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