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         Background Information
 
 
Since 2001, POP has been commissioned by Education 18.com to conduct a survey on the public's perceptions of local tertiary institutions. POP has conducted the survey independently, and taken full responsibility of the results. Education 18.com used the results of the opinion survey, combined with their professional knowledge and formulated the overall university rankings, which were all of their responsibility. POP was never involved, and will never comment on the rankings. In fact, Education 18.com started the university rankings in 2000, in which the results of opinion survey had not been used.

Since the surveys have been started, an academic has begun to criticize the rankings and the methods used in these surveys conducted by POP. The critics became rough and non-academic in 2003. POP decided not to respond to these critics after the debate in 2004, and instead, used a more practical approach by adding 14 "Frequently-asked Questions" in the 2005 Report, along with this feature page constructed in 2006. In 2007, POP has made slight amendments on the FAQs, making it 15 questions in total, and expanded the content in this page as well.
 
         Note of Caution
 
 
As part of the University of Hong Kong, which is one of the institutions being ranked, POP would like the interviewers, respondents and public viewers to make note of certain points regarding the questionnaire design, conducting of survey and releasing of survey results. Such note of caution has been clearly stated in each report since 2001. Herewith the latest information, while the previous records can be retrieved in respective online reports.
 
         Frequently-asked Questions
 
 
This links to some frequently-asked questions and their answers concerning the Opinion Survey on the Public Ranking of Universities which started in the report of 2005. More questions will be added and this part will be constantly updated starting 2006. We welcome the public to submit other questions, so that we can keep on increasing and revising our questions and answers. Please email your questions to <[email protected]>. We will reply to them as soon as possible, and have them uploaded to our website. The record of 2005 can be retrieved in the respective survey report. Up to this year, there are total 15 FAQs in this section.
 
         Research Reports
 
 
Herewith the survey reports of public perception of tertiary institutions in Hong Kong conducted by POP since 2001. It is the responsibility of Education 18.com to incorporate the results from opinion surveys into its ranking methods. POP would not comment in this regard.
  1. Opinion Survey on the Public Ranking of Universities in Hong Kong 2016 (conducted on: 17/5-10/6/2016; released on: 7/7/2016; on-line from: 7/7/2016)
  2. Opinion Survey on the Public Ranking of Universities in Hong Kong 2015 (conducted on 22/5-5/6/2015; released on 9/7/2015; on-line from 10/7/2015)
  3. Opinion Survey on the Public Ranking of Universities in Hong Kong 2014 (conducted on 27/5-3/6/2014; released on 4/8/2014;on-line from 8/8/2014)
  4. Opinion Survey on the Public Ranking of Universities in Hong Kong 2013 (conducted on 27/5-3/6/2013; released on 10/7/2013;on-line from 11/7/2013)
  5. Opinion Survey on the Public Ranking of Universities in Hong Kong 2012 (conducted on 25/5-31/5/2012; released on 12/7/2012;on-line from 12/7/2012)
  6. Opinion Survey on the Public Ranking of Universities in Hong Kong 2011 (conducted on 25/5-13/6/2011; released on 25/7/2011;on-line from 29/7/2011)
  7. Opinion Survey on the Public Ranking of Universities in Hong Kong 2010 (conducted on 4-18/6/2010; released on 26/7/2010;on-line from 26/7/2010)
  8. Opinion Survey on the Public Ranking of Universities in Hong Kong 2009 (conducted on 25/5-15/6/2009; released on 27/7/2009;on-line from 27/7/2009)
  9. Opinion Survey on the Public Ranking of Universities in Hong Kong 2008 (conducted on 26/6-4/7/2008; released on 28/7/2008; on-line from 28/7/2008)
  10. Opinion Survey on the Public Ranking of Universities in Hong Kong 2007 (conducted on 25/5-1/6/2007; released on 26/7/2007; on-line from 26/7/2007)
  11. Opinion Survey on the Public Ranking of Universities in Hong Kong 2006 (conducted on 30/5-12/6/2006; released on 27/7/2006; on-line from 27/7/2006)
  12. Opinion Survey on the Public Ranking of Universities in Hong Kong 2005 (conducted on 23-30/3/2005; released on 22/7/2005; on-line from 22/7/2005)
  13. Opinion Survey on the Public Ranking of Universities in Hong Kong 2004 (conducted on 27/2-6/3/2004; released on 27/4/2004; on-line from 27/4/2004)
  14. Opinion Survey on the Public Ranking of Universities in Hong Kong 2003 (conducted on 28/2 - 11/3/2003; released on 27/4/2003; on-line from 27/4/2003)
  15. Opinion Survey on the Public Ranking of Universities in Hong Kong 2002 (conducted on 25/2-1/3/2002; released on 11/4/2002; on-line from 11/4/2002)
  16. Report on Opinion Survey on the Public Perception of Tertiary Institutions in Hong Kong 2001 (conducted on 12-23/3/2001; released on 22/4/2001; on-line from 22/4/2001)
 
         Related Discussions
 
 
This section comprises newspaper articles, reports and related literature in Hong Kong regarding local university rankings since 2001. Each of them is interpreted, commented and responded by Robert Chung, the Director of POP. As editing is time consuming, all the discussions are published by each section. We welcome everyone to forward other literature for our comments. Please send the literature by email <[email protected]> and we shall submit our response and upload the literature as soon as possible.
 
  Interpretations and responses related to literature in 2010
  • 1. 各大報章關於2010年由香港專業教育網主辦的第十二屆香港最佳大學排名榜的報導 (2010-07-27)
 
  Interpretations and responses related to literature in 2009
  • 2. 何志平 - 排名乃錢作怪 (成報 2009-08-03)
  • 1. 各大報章關於2009年由香港專業教育網主辦的第十一屆香港最佳大學排名榜的報導 (2009-07-28)
 
  Interpretations and responses related to literature in 2008
  • 2. 健輝 - 質疑 「大學排名榜」公正性 (大公報 2008-08-07)
  • 1. 各大報章關於2008年由香港專業教育網主辦的第十屆香港最佳大學排名榜的報導 (2008-07-29)
 
  Interpretations and responses related to literature in 2007
  • 9. 喬菁華 - 大學排名有誤差 (頭條日報2007-08-27)
  • 8. 饒美蛟 - 研究概念模糊不清計算一塌糊塗——三評「最佳大學排名」調查 (星島日報 2007-08-23)
  • 7. 饒美蛟 - 新生成績計分標準不一 畢業生表現調查稀奇古怪——二評鍾庭耀與時美真的大學排名調查 (星島日報 2007-08-22)
  • 6. 饒美蛟 - 民調和大學排名計分法—— 一評鍾庭耀與時美真的最佳大學排名調查 (星島日報 2007-08-21)
  • 5. 饒美蛟 - 排名指標的處理不科學,不合理 (信報財經新聞 2007-08-18)
  • 4. 饒美蛟 - 大學排名,誰在炒作? (信報財經新聞 2007-08-17)
  • 3. 饒美蛟 - 中學校長與大學排名——給中學校長的公開信 (明報 2007-08-16)
  • 2. 喬菁華 - 電話訪問難為大學排名(頭條日報 2007-07-30)
  • 1. 各大報章關於2007年由香港專業教育網主辦的第九屆香港最佳大學排名榜的報導 (2007-07-27)
 
  Interpretations and responses related to literature in 2006
 
  Interpretations and responses related to literature in 2005
  • 10. 章文彬 - 內地大學排名榜夠專業 ( 星島日報 2005-09-02 )
  • 9. 喬小橋 - 陳坤耀怒斥「妖言惑眾」 ( 大公報 2005-08-22 )
  • 8. 饒美蛟 - 劣質大學民調誤導公眾 ( 星島日報 2005-08-06 )
  • 7. 饒美蛟 - 大學排名榜的兩個悲哀 ( 星島日報 2005-08-05 )
  • 6. 饒美蛟 - 妖言惑眾的大學排名 可以休矣 ( 明報 2005-08-05 )
  • 5. 饒美蛟 - 民意與知情者的分別 ( 信報財經新聞 2005-08-05 )
  • 4. 饒美蛟 - 荒唐透頂的大學排名,何以不休? ( 信報財經新聞 2005-08-04 )
  • 3. 章文彬 - 本地大學排名榜「得啖笑」 ( 星島日報 2005-07-26 )
  • 2. 程尚達 - 大學排名榜宜一笑置之 ( 星島日報 2005-07-25 )
  • 1. 各大報章關於2005年由香港專業教育網主辦的第七屆香港最佳大學排名榜的報導 (2005-07-23)
 
  Interpretations and responses related to literature in 2004
  • 15. 立法會2004年7月7日會議紀錄:嶺南大學校董吳亮星議員要求政府就大學排名表態
  • 4. 陳坤耀 - 置公眾利益於何地? ( 信報財經新聞 2004-07-06 )
  • 13. Edward Chen - Ask the experts, not the public ( 南華早報 2004-07-02 )
  • 12. 饒美蛟 - 是終結排名鬧劇的時候了 ( 信報財經新聞 2004-06-01 )
  • 11. 饒美蛟 - 我對大學排名榜的看法 ( 信報財經新聞 2004-05-31 )
  • 10. 邵善波 - 民調的假面具 ( 明報 2004-05-30)
  • 9. 齊秀峰 - 統計學是最大的謊言? ( 星島日報 2004-05-17 )
  • 8. 饒美蛟 - 覆鍾庭耀先生的公開「回應」 ( 信報財經新聞 2004-05-15 )
  • 7. 明報關於鐘庭耀回覆饒美蛟懸紅10高的報導 ( 明報 2004-05-14 )
  • 6. 饒美蛟 - 能重複驗證的就是客觀和科學? ( 信報財經新聞 2004-05-13 )
  • 5. 饒美蛟 - 問卷「專業」程度存疑 ( 信報財經新聞 2004-05-12 )
  • 4. 饒美蛟 - 大學排名是否可信? ( 信報財經新聞 2004-05-11 )
  • 3. 饒美蛟 - 荒唐透頂的大學排名方法 ( 明報 2004-05-10 )
  • 2. 鍾庭耀 - 大學排名不應是榮辱之爭 ( 信報財經新聞 2004-05-03 )
  • 1. 各大報章關於2004年由香港專業教育網主辦的第六屆香港最佳大學排名榜的報導 (2004-04-28)
 
  Interpretations and responses related to literature in 2003
  • 6. 饒美蛟 - 調查知情回答案較可靠 ( 明報 2003-06-11 )
  • 5. 饒美蛟 - 得啖笑的大學評比及排名 ( 信報財經新聞 2003-06-03 )
  • 4. 鍾庭耀 - 意見調查砣評審推介 ( 明報 2003-06-02 )
  • 3. 饒美蛟 - 以偏概全的排名調查 ( 明報 2003-05-30 )
  • 2. 饒美蛟 - 大學排名由民意決定? ( 明報 2003-05-29 )
  • 1. 各大報章關於2003年由香港專業教育網主辦的第五屆香港最佳大學排名榜的報導 (2003-04-28)
 
  Interpretations and responses related to literature in 2002
  • 2. 葉建源 - 排名榜 (星島日報 2002-05-23)
  • 1. 各大報章關於2002年由香港專業教育網主辦的第四屆香港最佳大學排名榜的報導 (2002-04-12)
 
  Interpretations and responses related to literature in 2001
  • 3. 時美真 - 回應嶺南大學副校長 ( 明報 2001-05-07 )
  • 2. 饒美蛟 - 大專排名 豈能靠民意調查 ( 明報 2001-05-03 )
  • 1. 各大報章關於2001年由香港專業教育網主辦的第三屆香港最佳大學排名榜的報導 (2001-04-23)
 
         Reference Materials
 
  Surveys related to University Rankings in Hong Kong
    3.《信報月刊》2007年香港八大高校優勢評比 (信報財經新聞 2007-05-02)
    2.《信報月刊》2003年大學優勢評比調查公佈 ( 信報財經新聞 2003-09-30)
    1. 大學生對院校表現評價 ( 明報 2003-04-17 )
 
  US Gallop Polls (related to University Rankings)
 
  Other related websites
 

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