This paper "League Tables and Rankings Have Become Increasingly Prevalent in Engagement" discusses and critiques league tables using at least two principles from the course, and discuss whether league tables are a necessity when ‘customers’ are given a choice among providers of public services. …
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With the advent of the information age, the need for storing, organizing and then using this information for analysis and decision making has become possible. This has resulted in the formation of ranking systems such as league tables, which are being taken as usual standard for measuring and comparing the performances of different institution by common public. A League table is a chart or a list which demonstrates the performances of various institutions based on the rules which measure the success rate of these institutions. They are ranked on the basis of a set of rules and these tables are made available to the public. Hence, these tables become the platform for evaluating the value and prestige of the organizations included.
League tables has become one of the most widely used tool for ranking may it be schools, universities, hospitals, or technologies, regulations etc. The origin of league tables could be traced to the English system of ranking. Their soccer teams were ranked using league tables by point standings and later the tables were used to rank their schools by student achievement scores.
Now days, league tables are available for British universities which are upgraded annually. These are aimed to provide aspiring students and their parents with a list of universities ranks to help them decide better when choosing the University for their Future Academic Enrollments. These tables influence the public’s perception of best universities and assist the students choose the universities keeping in my mind their grades and abilities.
Then. there are football league tables that rank different teams according to their scores which are based on the number of matches the teams have won during a certain period of time. Hence, different teams can compare each other through these tables and know their stand on the world level thus concluding how many matches they need to win to reach the topmost position.
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