NYer: The Order of Things… & illustrations of how it changes with different weightings

August 3, 2013

What College Rankings Really Tell Us : The New Yorker
THE ORDER OF THINGS
BY MALCOLM GLADWELL
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/02/14/110214fa_fact_gladwell

This is a very interesting article that illustrates the importance of considering the weighting various of features. It gives some very concrete examples of how one can get very different rankings by picking weights. All of this is in a sense obvious but it is nice to see spelled out with regard to school rankings.

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