Methodology and logistics

Thank you for your interest in the Thomson Reuters Academic Reputation Survey. For more information about the survey design, please download the overview document below. The Academic Reputation Survey is conducted annually March through April. A copy of the survey is available for download in PDF format.

Overview of Survey Methodology
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Review five major criticisms from previous surveys that we sought to address in our methodology:

  • Biased toward North America and Western Europe
  • Biased toward English speakers
  • Asked unrealistic questions that perpetuated high scores for the traditionally “elite” institutions
  • Limited selection of institutions; favored the traditionally elite
  • Did not take teaching into account

SURVEY INSTRUMENT