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ERIC Number: EJ837579
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0191-491X
Student Evaluation of Instruction: What Can Be Learned from Students' Written Comments?
Alhija, Fadia Nasser-Abu; Fresko, Barbara
Studies in Educational Evaluation, v35 n1 p37-44 Mar 2009
Extensive research has been done on student ratings of instruction on closed-ended questionnaires, but little research has examined students' written responses to open-ended questions. This study investigated the written comments of students in 198 classes, focusing on their frequency, content, direction, and consistency with quantitative ratings on closed-ended items. Results indicated that about 45% of the students wrote comments. Comments were more often positive than negative and tended to be general rather than specific. Written comments addressed dimensions similar to those identified in the closed-ended items, but they also related to unique aspects of the courses as well. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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