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Lepori, Benedetto; Bonaccorsi, Andrea – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2013
This paper reports on an experiment concerning the social construction of statistical definitions, where the first census of Higher Education Institutions in Europe has been developed. It conceptualizes the construction of indicators as a social process of definitions and boundaries' negotiation, involving value judgments, social and political…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Statistical Data, Measurement
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Lepori, Benedetto; Baschung, Lukas; Probst, Carole – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2010
Teaching and research are organised differently between subject domains: attempts to construct typologies of higher education institutions, however, often do not include quantitative indicators concerning subject mix which would allow systematic comparisons of large numbers of higher education institutions among different countries, as the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Higher Education, Classification, Foreign Countries