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ERIC Number: EJ782315
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 48
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 122
ISSN: ISSN-0002-8312
Students' Perceptions of Characteristics of Effective College Teachers: A Validity Study of a Teaching Evaluation Form Using a Mixed-Methods Analysis
Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J.; Witcher, Ann E.; Collins, Kathleen M. T.; Filer, Janet D.; Wiedmaier, Cheryl D.; Moore, Chris W.
American Educational Research Journal, v44 n1 p113-160 2007
This study used a multistage mixed-methods analysis to assess the content-related validity (i.e., item validity, sampling validity) and construct-related validity (i.e., substantive validity, structural validity, outcome validity, generalizability) of a teaching evaluation form (TEF) by examining students' perceptions of characteristics of effective college teachers. Participants were 912 undergraduate and graduate students (10.7% of student body) from various academic majors enrolled at a public university. A sequential mixed-methods analysis led to the development of the CARE-RESPECTED Model of Teaching Evaluation, which represented characteristics that students considered to reflect effective college teaching--comprising four meta-themes ("c"ommunicator, "a"dvocate, "r"esponsible, "e"mpowering) and nine themes ("r"esponsive, "e"nthusiast, "s"tudent centered, "p"rofessional, "e"xpert, "c"onnector, "t"ransmitter, "e"thical, and "d"irector). Three of the most prevalent themes were not represented by any of the TEF items; also, endorsement of most themes varied by student attribute (e.g., gender, age), calling into question the content- and construct-related validity of the TEF scores. (Contains 3 figures, 11 tables and 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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