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ERIC Number: EJ773020
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0271-0633
Online Ratings: Fact and Fiction
Hardy, Nedra
New Directions for Teaching and Learning, n96 p31-38 2003
Northwestern University's experience sheds light on some of the common (mis)perceptions regarding student ratings and comments in online student evaluations are discussed, along with the corresponding realities. Despite the common belief that ratings will be lower in online evaluations, at Northwestern it was found that ratings do not vary in any particular direction based on medium. Fears that response rates in the comment section will plummet when online evaluations are used, and that the comments received will be more negative, are equally unfounded. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois