ERIC Number: ED204395
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Dimensions Underlying Student Ratings of Instruction.
Koch, William R.
A study was conducted to determine the dimensions underlying the items on a course-instructor survey instrument currently in use to measure graduate student ratings of instruction (attached). Both factor analysis and multidimensional scaling methods were used to analyze the response data, so that the results of each could be evluated, and the two techniques could be compared. The results indicated that the dimensions salient to graduate students in ratings of instruction were similar to those commonly reported for undergraduates. However, the multidimensional scaling procedure was found to have several advantages over factor analysis, especially in ease of interpretability. (Author/GK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (65th, Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).