ERIC Number: ED104951
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr-3
Reference Count: 0
An Investigation of Instructor Accuracy in Predicting Course-Instructor Ratings by Students.
Littlefield, John H.
This study investigates the relationship of (1) previous course-instructor rating feedback, (2) class size, and (3) various instructor personal characteristics, with the tendency of college instructors to make large errors in predicting course-instructor ratings by their students. Significant over- and under-predictors were identified for each of four principal components of student response. Previous student rating feedback was not related to making significant errors in prediction. Instructor content area was related to predictive errors regarding instructor-student interactions. Instructor age and teaching experience were related to significant over-prediction regarding instructor competence and classroom organization. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D. C., March 30-April 3, 1975). Document not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document