ERIC Number: EJ532787
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
Faculty Productivity and the Complexity of Student Exam Questions.
Johnson, Robert M., Jr.
New Directions for Institutional Research, n90 p41-47 Sum 1996
A study of 560 research university faculty of biology, chemistry, history, and psychology compared faculty publication rates of books and journal articles with the complexity of their exam questions. Results found that the teachers who published books and who published fewer articles asked more critical-thinking questions. It is suggested that fragmentation of research efforts may be an issue of concern. (MSE)
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, College Faculty, Conflict of Interest, Critical Thinking, Difficulty Level, Faculty Publishing, Faculty Workload, Higher Education, History, Institutional Research, Productivity, Psychology, Questioning Techniques, Research Universities, Researchers, Scholarly Journals, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Role, Test Items, Textbooks
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A