Wednesday, April 22, 2009

We're #1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The new ed school rankings are out, and Vanderbilt is #1.

Sure the rankings are pretty much meaningless, but I'm sure there will be a party to celebrate this momentous occasion. And, as a grad student, I've been trained to rejoice over free food.

I can't help but notice that our meteoric rise in the rankings has corresponded with my time here. And since I'm well trained in statistics and research methods, I'm absolutely sure that this correlation implies causation.

4 comments:

skoolboy said...

Oh yeah? Well, we've got a better cost-utility ratio, given the obvious utility of the USN&WR scores.

Corey Bunje Bower said...

Well, as a professor at only the #3 ranked school of education I'm not sure that I can trust anything you say.

That said, that's probably true.

Chad Lykins said...

I notice that Peabody climbed one spot for every year I was there.

Now that I'm leaving, we can run a regression discontinuity model to test the Lykins effect on college rankings.

Stephen said...

Corey and Chad,

If we do a value-added study, I'm sure we'll find that you both did wonders for the school. Congrats!