ERIC Number: ED095792
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
A Comparison of Two course Evaluation Forms: The Hofstra University Course and Teacher Evaluation Questionnaire and the New College Course Evaluation Questionnaire. Report No. 3.
Kinsel, John B.; Latham, Jefferson
This report concerns a comparison of the course and teacher evaluation form used by New College of Hofstra with another form recently developed for use in other units of Hofstra University. The comparative analysis is based on data derived from administration of the Hofstra University Course and Teacher Evaluation Questionnaire and the New College Evaluation Questionnaire to 368 New College respondents at the conclusion of the spring semester 1974. The purpose of this study was to compare results on the two forms to determine: (1) if similar information was gained from the two forms, (2) if one or the other of the forms alone provided information appropriate to the needs of New College, and (3) if in the future it would be necessary to administer both forms. Overall, it might be concluded that the two forms do get at basically the same information, since significant correlations do exist between many items and many items do have "face" or content similarity. Yet, as previously indicated, much higher correlations might have been expected among certain items that are in fact identical. The possibility of some systematic bias in responding, as suggested by the review of individual respondee sheets, and by the relatively low intercorrelations between forms with relatively high interacorrelations between items on the same form, limits any extensive interpretation of comparability of forms. Reproduced from best available copy. (Author/PG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hofstra Univ., Hempstead, NY. New Coll. Educational Research Office.