Do the "Business Insider" rankings matter?

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Do the "Business Insider" rankings matter?

Postby wat » Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:06 pm

SIAP, but do the "Business Insider" rankings mean anything? According to their methodology, they polled 300 people via "SurveyMonkey," and combined those results with other stuff, like employment stats, which sounds a bit sketchy. Some of the entries, like CUNY, are not schools that I recall seeking ranked in the Top 50, but who am I to judge?

http://www.businessinsider.com/best-law ... gy-2014-11

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TheSpanishMain
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Re: Do the "Business Insider" rankings matter?

Postby TheSpanishMain » Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:07 pm

Nope.

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Re: Do the "Business Insider" rankings matter?

Postby ymmv » Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:07 pm

No.

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Re: Do the "Business Insider" rankings matter?

Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:11 pm

Lol

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twenty
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Re: Do the "Business Insider" rankings matter?

Postby twenty » Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:12 pm

wat wrote:do rankings mean anything?


Nope.

lest we think this is just BI.

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fats provolone
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Re: Do the "Business Insider" rankings matter?

Postby fats provolone » Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:13 pm

click the next slide to find out

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Re: Do the "Business Insider" rankings matter?

Postby MarkinKansasCity » Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:15 pm

fats provolone wrote:click the next slide to find out

This just makes me think Buzzfeed is doing law school rankings. Which would be as valid as anything that's not LST.

Lax is dumb.

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Re: Do the "Business Insider" rankings matter?

Postby wat » Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:37 pm

It does seem a bit click-baity. Unfortunately, the line between click-bait and legit journalism is getting harder to distinguish.

I became aware of the list because a dean from one of the schools in the list sent an email to their alumni about it. The fact that their main in-state rival was not listed at all was also a point of pride.

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Re: Do the "Business Insider" rankings matter?

Postby Br3v » Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:43 pm

no

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Re: Do the "Business Insider" rankings matter?

Postby jk148706 » Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:40 am

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Re: Do the "Business Insider" rankings matter?

Postby jbagelboy » Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:12 am

no commercial rankings matter.

this one is a little more laughable than some, less ridiculous than others (see Cooley), but the problems with this survey are not limited to business insider. they are endemic in the higher education rankings industry as a whole

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AnonymousAlterEgoC
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Re: Do the "Business Insider" rankings matter?

Postby AnonymousAlterEgoC » Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:18 pm

I think this is an interesting metaphysical question.

If something = matter because it exists in a physical form, and if Business Insider's rankings exist in a physical form,
then I think we can say yes, matter.

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Re: Do the "Business Insider" rankings matter?

Postby Clyde Frog » Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:04 pm

At least they have the t14 in the t14, although putting Georgetown 7th makes this list awful.




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