ERIC Number: EJ541220
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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A Comparison of Two Response Scale Formats Used in Teaching Evaluation Questionnaires.
Eley, Malcolm G.; Stecher, Erica J.
Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, v22 n1 p65-79 Mar 1997
Three studies compared the common Likert agree/disagree question form to a behavioral observation form for faculty evaluation. The Likert-type format prompted global, impressionistic responses; the behavioral observation form prompted more objective responses. Results suggest use of behavioral observation rather than agree/disagree questions can yield measurably greater interrater reliability and capability to distinguish among levels of teaching quality. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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