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Times World University Rankings (2011-2016)
This data comes from the annual Times magazine rankings of universities across the world. The webpage for the Times 2016 rankings is listed above in the source.
The formula for the 2016 rankings is as follows:
30% for Teaching Rating
7.5% for International Outlook Rating
30% for Research Rating
30% for Citations Rating
2.5% for Industry Income Rating.
The “Total Score” from 2016 can be recreated using this formula.

ColumnDescription
World_RankUniversity rank for a given year
University_NameThe name of the university
CountryLocation of university
Teaching_Rating Rating from a 0-100 scale of the quality of teaching at the university. This rating is based on the institution’s reputation for teaching, it’s student/staff ratio, it’s PhD’s/ undergraduate degrees awarded ratio, and it’s institutional income/ academic staff ratio.
Inter_Outlook_Rating Rating from a 0-100 scale of the international makeup of a university. This rating is based the international student percentage, international staff percentage, and the percentage of research papers from the university that include at least one international author.
Research_Rating Rating from a 0-100 scale of quality of research at the university. This rating is based on the university’s reputation, it’s research income/ academic staff ratio, and it’s production of scholarly papers.
Citations_Rating Rating from a 0-100 scale of based on the normalized average of citations by other papers per paper from the university (how often the research from the university is cited by other papers).
Industry_Income_Rating Rating from a 0-100 scale grading how much companies are willing to invest in the universities research. The rating is calculated based on the research income from businesses per academic staff member.
Total_ScoreThe final score used to determine the university ranking based on Teaching_Rating, International_Outlook_Rating, Research_Rating, Citations_Rating, and Industrial_Income_Rating.
Num_StudentsTotal number of students in a given year
Student/Staff_RatioNumber of students per academic staff member
%_Inter_StudentsPercentage of student body who come from a foreign county
%_Female_Students Percentage of student body that is female.
YearAcademic year that the ranking was released. For example, 2016 denotes the 2015-2016 academic year.
statcrunchhelpApr 5, 2016254KB3979
Magazine ads
Thirty magazines were divided by educational level of their readers into three groups. Three magazines were randomly selected from each of the three groups. Six advertisements were randomly selected from each of the nine selected magazines. For each advertisement, the data below were observed.
ColumnDescription
WDSnumber of words in advertisement copy
SENnumber of sentences in advertising copy
3SYLnumber of 3+ syllable words in advertising copy
MAGmagazine (1 through 9 as shown below)
Group 1 Highest educational level:
1. Scientific American
2. Fortune
3. The New Yorker
Group 2 Medium educational level:
4. Sports Illustrated
5. Newsweek
6. People
Group 3 Lowest educational level:
7. National Enquirer
8. Grit
9 True Confessions
GRPeducational level of magazine (as above)
sampleuserMay 25, 2007714B741
Magazine Ads Readability
Thirty magazines were ranked by educational level of their readers. Three magazines were randomly selected from the first, second, and third ten magazines. Six advertise- ments were randomly selected from each of the nine selected magazines. The magazines were Group 1 Highest educational level: 1. Scientific American 2. Fortune 3. The New Yorker Group 2 Medium educational level: 4. Sports IIlustrated 5. Newsweek 6. People Group 3 Lowest educational level : 7. National Enquirer 8. Grit 9 True Confessions For each advertisement, the data below were observed. Number of cases: 54 Reference: F.K. Shuptrine and D.D. McVicker, "Readability Levels of Magazine Ads," Journal of Advertising Research, 21:5 (October 1981), p 47.[ ANOVA ]
VariableDescription
WDS number of words in advertisement copy
SEN number of sentences in advertising copy
3SYL number of 3+ syllable words in advertising copy
MAG magazine (1 through 9 as above)
GRP educational level (as above)
ds-231%scAug 11, 2008801B427
CEO Salaries (2007)
Top 25 CEO salaries in 2007 according to Forbes magazine
worths1Mar 26, 20091KB138
Fortune billionaires in 1992
Fortune magazine publishes the list of billionaires annually. The 1992 list included 233 individuals or families. Their wealth, age and geographic location is reported.
ColumnDescription
wealth wealth of family or individual in billions of dollars
age age in years (for families it is the maximum age of family members)
region region of the World (Asia, Europe, Middle East, United States and Other)
sampleuserMay 25, 20073KB238
Fortune billionaires in 1992
Fortune magazine publishes the list of billionaires annually. The 1992 list included 233 individuals or families. Their wealth, age and geographic location is reported.
ColumnDescription
wealth wealth of family or individual in billions of dollars
age age in years (for families it is the maximum age of family members)
region region of the World (Asia, Europe, Middle East, United States and Other)
mystatcourseAug 10, 20087KB200
Money magazine best places to live (2007)websterwestMay 9, 20085KB494
mtcars
The data was extracted from the 1974 Motor Trend US magazine, and comprises fuel consumption and 10 aspects of automobile design and performance for 32 automobiles (1973–74 models). mpg = Miles/(US) gallon, cyl = Number of cylinders, disp is displacement (cu.in.), hp is Gross horsepower, drat = Real axle ratio, wt = Weight (1000 lbs), qsec = 1/4 mile time, vs = V/S, am = Transmission (0 = automatic, 1 = manual), gear = Number of forward gears, carb = Number of carburetors
shleeJan 31, 20182KB67
Exercise 17.27 Sharks
Data provided by Chris Olsen, who found the information in scuba-diving magazines.
bbeardAug 11, 2008290B97
Magazine ads
Thirty magazines were divided by educational level of their readers into three groups. Three magazines were randomly selected from each of the three groups. Six advertisements were randomly selected from each of the nine selected magazines. For each advertisement, the data below were observed.
ColumnDescription
WDSnumber of words in advertisement copy
SENnumber of sentences in advertising copy
3SYLnumber of 3+ syllable words in advertising copy
MAGmagazine (1 through 9 as shown below)
Group 1 Highest educational level:
1. Scientific American
2. Fortune
3. The New Yorker
Group 2 Medium educational level:
4. Sports Illustrated
5. Newsweek
6. People
Group 3 Lowest educational level:
7. National Enquirer
8. Grit
9 True Confessions
GRPeducational level of magazine (as above)
mystatcourseAug 10, 2008786B90
Motor Trend Cars
The data was extracted from the 1974 Motor Trend US magazine, and comprises fuel consumption and 10 aspects of automobile design and performance for 32 automobiles (1973–74 models). mpg Miles/(US) gallon cylinders Number of cylinders displacement Displacement (cu.in.) hp Gross horsepower drat Rear axle ratio weight Weight (1000 lbs) qsec 1/4 mile time vs V/S Transmission (0 = automatic, 1 = manual) gear Number of forward gears carb Number of carburetors
shleeSep 21, 20172KB89
Forbes Top 100 Celebs for 2001
Top 100 Celebrities sorted by their Forbes power rankings.
8 Variables:
  • powerrank - some unknowm combination of the other variables
  • name - Celebrity name
  • moneyrank - rank in terms of earnings
  • earnings - Amount earned in millions for calendar year 2000
  • webhits - Web mentions generated by Google.
  • pressclips -Press clips generated by Lexis-Nexis
  • magcovers - Magazine covers based on the number of times a celebrity's face appeared on the covers of 14 major consumer magazines.
  • tv/radiohits- TV/radio mentions compiled via Dow Jones Interactive's transcripts.

  • ds-1499%scAug 11, 20084KB83
    Pitchers
    Reference: Branch Rickey, Good-Bye to Some Old Baseball Ideas, Life Magazine, August 2, 1954.
    Authorization: free use
    Description: Branch Rickey presents the leading baseball pitchers of the period 1920 to 1950, ranked by earned run average (ERA). He also presents additional statistics related to pitching performance (ERA).
    Number of cases: 12
    Variable Names:
    HITS: hits per 100 at bats
    CON: Control = 100(bases on balls+hit batsmen) / (hits+bases on balls+ hit batsmen)
    CLU: Clutch = 100(earned runs) / (hits+bases on balls+hit batsment)
    SO: Strikeouts = 100(strikeouts) / (hits+bases on balls+hit batsmen)
    ERA: Earned run average = earned runs per nine innings pitched
    ds-12%scAug 11, 2008508B82
    Ex. 1.4 Length of Great White
    Data provided by Chris Olsen who found the information in scuba-diving magazine
    bbeardAug 11, 2008298B46
    Number of top 100 best places to live per state (2007)websterwestMay 8, 2008630B233

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