Results fron new study: ranking of universities

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Subject: Results fron new study: ranking of universities
Introduction: Scientists have demonstrated repeatedly that there is a positive correlation between the amount of bashing towards something and how good it actually is. Using this logic, we performed the following study to rank five universities in Canada.

Methods: Two independent raters read each and every single comment on this forum and calculated scores for both how frequently (%) and the intensity of attacks (scale of 1 to 10) for each of the following universities: McGill, Queen´s, U of T, UWO, and UBC. Raters were unaffiliated with any of these universities and had no vested interest on the outcome of this study.

Results: The frequency of attacks is as follows: McGill (20.5%) > U of T (12.1%) > Queen´s (4.3%) > UBC (0.5%) > UWO (0.1%). The intensity of attacks is as follows McGill (8.4) > U of T (7.1) > Queens (5.5) > UWO (4.0) > UBC (3.8). The inter-reability between the two raters was deemed high (r = 0.97, P < 0.001).

Conclusions: Based on this data, we can formulate the following ranking: McGill > Toronto, Queen´s > UBC = UWO. Note that only five universites were assessed. Other universities bashed notably in this forum but were not rated include: York, Concordia, U Waterloo, and Ryerson.

[12-07-2006,22:01]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Results fron new study: ranking of universities)
^ whatever mcgill
[12-07-2006,22:12]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Results fron new study: ranking of universities)
It´s more like Lakehead(95%), York(4.9%), UofT and McGill (0.1% combined)
[12-07-2006,22:48]
Anonymous
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how can this be true? Lakehead and York were bashed the most and they are then the best? This is a joke.
[12-07-2006,22:55]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Results fron new study: ranking of universities)
According to your theory, Lakehead is the best, following by York.
[12-07-2006,23:16]
Anonymous
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Actually the frequency of bashing in this whole forum for Lakehead was 0.6% and York 4.2%. Further analyses of the results revealed, however, something interesting. Over half the bashing of York are believed to have come from UofT students, particularly with regards to their ability to hold forks.
[12-07-2006,23:30]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Results fron new study: ranking of universities)
whatever you say there, bud
[12-07-2006,23:42]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Results fron new study: ranking of universities)
Upon further analysis, York sucks.
[12-07-2006,23:57]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Results fron new study: ranking of universities)
The op ignored the Lakehead fact when, in reality, it could have had changed the claimed findings totally. Ignoring an important fact like this makes this research unreliable, if, of course, there is a research like that. Otherwise, Lakehead wuld be 1st, and yeah, it is 1st.
[13-07-2006,02:27]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Results fron new study: ranking of universities)
York has been bashed by so many ppl with so many times.
So it is the best??

What a great theory!!

[13-07-2006,06:11]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Results fron new study: ranking of universities)
York and Lakehead are the most bashed. Many malicious posts came from impersonators.
[13-07-2006,15:48]
Anonymous
(in reply to: Results fron new study: ranking of universities)
in order of most bashing:

York
Lakehead
Waterloo
UofT
Mcgill

[13-07-2006,18:19]
Anonymous



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