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ERIC Number: EJ814405
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0883-2323
On the Validity of Ratemyprofessors.com
Timmerman, Thomas
Journal of Education for Business, v84 n1 p55-61 Sep-Oct 2008
The purpose of this study was to address some of the most common questions and concerns regarding RateMyProfessors.com (RMP). Data from 5 different universities and 1,167 faculty members showed that (a) the ratings are not dominated by griping, (b) the summary evaluation correlates highly with summary evaluations from an official university evaluation, (c) substantive relations are generally the same when only a single rating has been provided, (d) the relation between RMP Easiness and RMP Quality is partially explained by the fact that learning is associated with perceived easiness, and (e) the substantive findings generalize to business faculty in different universities. The author discusses the possible value of RMP without endorsing its unlimited use for administrative purposes. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colorado; Tennessee