Warwick Statistics, RAE 2008 profile (rounded to nearest percentage point):
(For explanation see below.)
Top 10 departments nationally in Statistics and Operational Research:
|Rankings based on:|
|Percent at 4*||Volume at 4*|
In parentheses are the numbers (FTE) of "Category A" researchers whose work was submitted to RAE 2008 for assessment. The volume of 4* work is calculated in the obvious way as (percentage at 4*) × (number of researchers). For example in the case of Warwick the volume of 4* work is 27% × 24.0.
A bit more explanation
The rankings displayed here are based on the detailed RAE profiles and sub-profiles published in March 2009 (not the coarsely rounded versions that appeared in December 2008). They relate only to the results from RAE panel F22 (Statistics and Operational Research).
In RAE 2008 the outcome for each submitted department was a 5-component numerical profile, giving the percentage of research activity assessed at each of five RAE quality levels:
|4*||Quality that is world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour.|
|3*||Quality that is internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour but which nonetheless falls short of the highest standards of excellence.|
|2*||Quality that is recognised internationally in terms of originality, significance and rigour.|
|1*||Quality that is recognised nationally in terms of originality, significance and rigour.|
|Unclassified||Quality that falls below the standard of nationally recognised work. Or work which does not meet the published definition of research for the purposes of this assessment.|