emkay625 wrote:You are speaking about the way ABA data for USNWR data is compiled. This is much different.
]The NLJ rankings are not calculated based upon only the people who respond. The NLJ takes the total number of people in the class and that serves as the bottom portion of the ratio, or the whole. Then, firms send in their class information. The NLJ divides it up, and how ever many a school has is the top portion of the ratio. Divide, move your decimal over two places, and you have your percentage.
Using the entire class as your total makes it so that only a negative bias could happen in this situation. If a firm doesn't respond, it would lower all of the school's percentages, not raise them.
Yes, NLJ250 respondent data can only have a negative bias, while law schools can abuse data to create a positive bias. I haven't said anything that runs contrary to that. I'm saying that we know less about the bias in NLJ's data compared to law school employment data because they don't publish respondent numbers. If that doesn't bother you, then move along.
emkay625 wrote:Is this some kind of trolling effort?
You're a quick one. I'll give you that. Quicker than most of the people on this board.