ERIC Number: EJ785514
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Reference Count: 6
Web-Based versus Paper-and-Pencil Course Evaluations
Heath, Nicole M.; Lawyer, Steven R.; Rasmussen, Erin B.
Teaching of Psychology, v34 n4 p259-261 Dec 2007
Our study compared the quantitative and qualitative outcomes associated with course evaluations collected over the Internet with those collected using a paper-and-pencil method. We randomly assigned students to 1 of the 2 different formats. There was no significant difference in quantitative student responses based on administration method, but students who completed evaluations over the Internet were more likely to give qualitative feedback compared to students who completed their evaluations in the classroom. Moreover, students in the Web-based condition provided longer qualitative comments than students in the paper-and-pencil group. We discuss the implications of these findings.
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Data Collection, Internet, Paper (Material), Student Reaction, Evaluation Methods, Qualitative Research, Comparative Analysis, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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