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The Relationship Between Ratings of Graduate Departments and Faculty Publication Rates

Baird, Leonard L.
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GREB-77-02R (1980), RR-80-27
ETS Research Report
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College Faculty Educational Quality Graduate Record Examinations Board Graduate Study Productivity


The relationship between reputational ratings of graduate chemistry, history, and psychology departments and their faculties' scholarly productivity was examined using data from a national sample of departments in each field. Six measures of productivity, three for the entire career, and three for the most recent three years, were related to ratings of the quality of the faculty, which were obtained by following procedures used by Roose and Andersen (1970). Although some statistically significant relationships were obtained, a close examination of the data indicated that ratings are inadequate assessments of the scholarly contribution of faculty or the quality of departments.

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