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ERIC Number: EJ952625
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6283
An Experimental Analysis of the Relation between Assigned Grades and Instructor Evaluations
Smith, Dale L.; Cook, Patrick; Buskist, William
Teaching of Psychology, v38 n4 p225-228 Oct 2011
The perceived relation between assigned student grades and instructor evaluations of teaching has been the subject of much debate, though few laboratory studies have been conducted with adequate controls. Marsh and Roche suggested that experimental field studies may be a particularly promising avenue for further analyses of this relation. The authors report two multiple-session studies that used videotaped instruction and artificially set class quiz averages. The first study involved administering multiple-choice quizzes over the videotaped lecture; the second study utilized essay quizzes. The results suggest that grades affect evaluations only when using subjective testing methods. (Contains 1 figure, 1 table, and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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