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ERIC Number: ED068077
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
Pages: 96
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Development and Validation of a Sociometric Instructor Evaluation Instrument and Procedure. Final Report.
Heyn, David R.
Professors and courses at Austin College were evaluated sociometrically by almost 90% of all full-time resident students. The 3 professors and courses they would recommend most as well as least to other students were listed. A 30% random sample of respondents was then interviewed by other students. Both the sociometric results and the results of the interviews were given to faculty residents during the summer. They were asked to respond to a questionnaire primarily devised to indicate credibility and defensiveness. Half of the faculty were given coded interview results and half verbatim results. No significant differences in response were found. Also, there was some evidence that the procedure produced changes in faculty attitudes toward themselves and their courses. Results were also scrutinized as to tenure of faculty, years at Austin College, rank, age, choice quartiles, highest degree earned, and field of study. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Regional Research Program.
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