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ERIC Number: ED109171
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Pages: 7
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The Effect of Class Hour on Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance.
Ellis, W. Geiger
As student evaluations become more commonplace and increasingly influential in assessing teaching, it becomes important to gain skill in interpreting such data. To determine the effect of class hour (one potentially contaminating variable) on students' ratings, an analysis was made of ratings given the same instructor on the same course in the same quarter by students enrolled in different sections. Not only did the statistic used reveal a significant difference from one class hour to another; it also supported the assertion of consistent treatment within groups. It is recommended, therefore, that student evaluations not always be taken at face value. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D. C., March 30-April 3, 1975)