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ERIC Number: EJ812503
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-8756-7555
The Effect of Decreasing Response Options on Students' Evaluation of Instruction
Landrum, R. Eric; Braitman, Keli A.
College Teaching, v56 n4 p215-217 Fall 2008
This study examined the statistical effect of changing from a 10-point to a 5-point response scale on students' evaluation of instruction. Participants were 5,616 students enrolled in classes offered by the College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs at a large Western university, who completed both the old evaluation (10-point response) and the new evaluation (5-point response). On average, students used a greater range of points on the scale for the 5-point scale (32 percent) than on the 10-point scale (19 percent). The effects of changing the response scale are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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