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Measuring institutional diversity across higher education systems

(2015) RESEARCH EVALUATION. 24(4). p.369-379
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Institutional diversity-the variety of higher education institutions within a higher education system-has been a popular theme in higher education ( policy) research. Despite the large amount of work, key challenges to a better understanding of institutional diversity have hardly been addressed. We argue that particularly the problems of conceptualizing and measuring diversity across higher education systems are underestimated. This article therefore focuses on selecting salient dimensions of difference (i.e. important dimensions of organizational action), setting the perimeter of the populations studied, dealing with outliers and choosing appropriate diversity measures. We highlight the careful steps that need to be taken to make comparisons across higher education systems meaningful and use European data to illustrate the consequences of particular choices.
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UNIVERSITIES, COMPARABILITY ISSUES, SCIENCE, EUROPE

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Huisman, Jeroen et al. “Measuring Institutional Diversity Across Higher Education Systems.” RESEARCH EVALUATION 24.4 (2015): 369–379. Print.
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Huisman, J., Lepori, B., Seeber, M., Frølich, N., & Scordati, L. (2015). Measuring institutional diversity across higher education systems. RESEARCH EVALUATION, 24(4), 369–379.
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Huisman, Jeroen, Benedetto Lepori, Marco Seeber, Nicoline Frølich, and Lisa Scordati. 2015. “Measuring Institutional Diversity Across Higher Education Systems.” Research Evaluation 24 (4): 369–379.
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Huisman, Jeroen, Benedetto Lepori, Marco Seeber, Nicoline Frølich, and Lisa Scordati. 2015. “Measuring Institutional Diversity Across Higher Education Systems.” Research Evaluation 24 (4): 369–379.
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Huisman J, Lepori B, Seeber M, Frølich N, Scordati L. Measuring institutional diversity across higher education systems. RESEARCH EVALUATION. 2015;24(4):369–79.
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J. Huisman, B. Lepori, M. Seeber, N. Frølich, and L. Scordati, “Measuring institutional diversity across higher education systems,” RESEARCH EVALUATION, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 369–379, 2015.
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  abstract     = {Institutional diversity-the variety of higher education institutions within a higher education system-has been a popular theme in higher education ( policy) research. Despite the large amount of work, key challenges to a better understanding of institutional diversity have hardly been addressed. We argue that particularly the problems of conceptualizing and measuring diversity across higher education systems are underestimated. This article therefore focuses on selecting salient dimensions of difference (i.e. important dimensions of organizational action), setting the perimeter of the populations studied, dealing with outliers and choosing appropriate diversity measures. We highlight the careful steps that need to be taken to make comparisons across higher education systems meaningful and use European data to illustrate the consequences of particular choices.},
  author       = {Huisman, Jeroen and Lepori, Benedetto and Seeber, Marco and Frølich, Nicoline and Scordati, Lisa},
  issn         = {0958-2029},
  journal      = {RESEARCH EVALUATION},
  keywords     = {UNIVERSITIES,COMPARABILITY ISSUES,SCIENCE,EUROPE},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {369--379},
  title        = {Measuring institutional diversity across higher education systems},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/reseval/rvv021},
  volume       = {24},
  year         = {2015},
}

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