The Big Picture

There has been a lot of interest in Tuesday’s guest post by Steve Lattanzio from MetaMetrics on an alternate approach to college rankings that relies on algorithmic analysis of thousands of variables from the College Scorecard instead of typical cherry-picking of variables and subjective analysis. There have been some good questions posted on social media and blog comments asking for more information on the algorithms or assumptions behind the algorithms.

While we linked to a corresponding article with more results and more detail on the methodology, we should have made that link more obvious. That article gives a much deeper description of the assumptions and methods used, including references to assumptions behind the theory and underpinnings of the approach. We have updated the Tuesday post with a direct link and include links in this postscript.


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