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ERIC Number: ED028686
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 12
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Unit Factorial Ratings by College Students of Courses and Instructors.
Lathrop, Richard G.
The current study was designed to test Lathrop and Richmond's (1967) conclusion that perceived learning is an important factor in faculty evaluations. A 17 item questionnaire including the perceived learning area was administered to 470 students (2 classes in each of 8 departments) at Chico State College. Separate multiple regression equations for the prediction of instructor ratings and for course evaluations indicated that perceived learning is one of three factors significantly influencing these ratings. A supplementary finding was that students can rate unit factorial items with relative independence. The results constitute strong support for Lathrop and Richmond's conclusion. A theoretical framework for student's ratings of courses and instructors is advanced. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Chico State Coll., CA.