ERIC Number: ED346158
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Dependability of Student Ratings of Instructors across Sections.
Sungsook, Kim C.
The consistency of ratings between two sections of a course taught by an instructor within a given semester was studied by examining sources of variation in rating instructor/course obtained through a college teacher evaluation system. Data were analyzed for five business school instructors at a Sogang University in Seoul (South Korea). Each professor taught more than two sections and had at least 10 ratings completed by students in each section. A 25-item rating form had been developed for this university. The generalizability design included a three-facet hierarchical design for section, student, and item. Results indicate that teacher performance in a given course is very consistent from section to section. If an instructor's performance is being assessed, generalizability is enhanced by combining ratings from more than one class, mainly because this increases the number of students sampled. There is a possible problem in validity associated with the use of attribute items. Averaging the responses to several attribute items may produce an index with high generalizability, but the different attributes may vary in importance to students in different courses or departments. There are five tables of study data and a 14-item list of references. (SLD)
Descriptors: Business Education, College Students, Course Evaluation, Equations (Mathematics), Foreign Countries, Generalizability Theory, Higher Education, Mathematical Models, Professors, Rating Scales, Reliability, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teacher Effectiveness
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea