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Konkurrens och sjunkande utbildningsresultat på Lunds Universitet

Wendsjö, Ludvig LU (2017) STVK02 20171
Department of Political Science
Abstract
In the beginning of 2016 an intense debate took place in Swedish media concerning the quality of higher education. In the debate it was claimed that the quality is in decline partly due to result based financing for universities and an increase in competition amongst them. Despite the large interest for the subject no study has so far been conducted to discern what is true and what is not.
This study uses quantitative data to analyze trends in grade distribution since the 1990’s for courses in history, political science and sociology at Lund University to see if students are actually performing worse than before; measured in how many achieve a passing grade and how many achieve a higher grade. The findings are then correlated against the... (More)
In the beginning of 2016 an intense debate took place in Swedish media concerning the quality of higher education. In the debate it was claimed that the quality is in decline partly due to result based financing for universities and an increase in competition amongst them. Despite the large interest for the subject no study has so far been conducted to discern what is true and what is not.
This study uses quantitative data to analyze trends in grade distribution since the 1990’s for courses in history, political science and sociology at Lund University to see if students are actually performing worse than before; measured in how many achieve a passing grade and how many achieve a higher grade. The findings are then correlated against the rise of competing courses at other Universities in the region as well as internet based courses.
The main result of the study is that there is a decline in the percentage of students who receive a passing grade in three out of the six courses examined. This decline can however not be traced to an increase of competition, although competition does appear to have a slight negative influence on courses in sociology. (Less)
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author
Wendsjö, Ludvig LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
En statistisk studie av betygsutveckling inom historia, statsvetenskap och sociologi
course
STVK02 20171
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Lunds Universitet, betyg, NPM, New Public Management, konkurrens, statsvetenskap, historia, sociologi
language
Swedish
id
8907524
date added to LUP
2017-07-11 15:27:28
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2017-07-11 15:27:28
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  abstract     = {In the beginning of 2016 an intense debate took place in Swedish media concerning the quality of higher education. In the debate it was claimed that the quality is in decline partly due to result based financing for universities and an increase in competition amongst them. Despite the large interest for the subject no study has so far been conducted to discern what is true and what is not.
This study uses quantitative data to analyze trends in grade distribution since the 1990’s for courses in history, political science and sociology at Lund University to see if students are actually performing worse than before; measured in how many achieve a passing grade and how many achieve a higher grade. The findings are then correlated against the rise of competing courses at other Universities in the region as well as internet based courses.
The main result of the study is that there is a decline in the percentage of students who receive a passing grade in three out of the six courses examined. This decline can however not be traced to an increase of competition, although competition does appear to have a slight negative influence on courses in sociology.},
  author       = {Wendsjö, Ludvig},
  keyword      = {Lunds Universitet,betyg,NPM,New Public Management,konkurrens,statsvetenskap,historia,sociologi},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Konkurrens och sjunkande utbildningsresultat på Lunds Universitet},
  year         = {2017},
}