Scrutiny Of QS Rankings
from Inside Higher Ed
Upon signing up for Opinion Outpost, a website on which users take surveys for points that can be redeemed for cash, an untenured philosophy professor took surveys related to toilet paper brands and frozen foods and other sundries. Completing the surveys at $1 to $5 a pop was a good way to make some extra pocket money, explained the professor, who preferred not to be named. Most of the surveys the professor completed through Opinion Outpost did not seem to be particularly high-stakes, but one, in retrospect, was: the QS Global Academic Survey, which counts for 40 percent of the QS World University Rankings, one of three major international university ranking systems.
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