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ERIC Number: EJ981820
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 65
ISSN: ISSN-1303-0485
Analysis of Questionnaires Applied in the Evaluation Process of Academicians in Higher Education Institutes
Kalayci, Nurdan; Cimen, Orhan
Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, v12 n2 p838-843 Spr 2012
The aim of this study is to examine the questionnaires used to evaluate teaching performance in higher education institutes and called "Instructor and Course Evaluation Questionnaires (ICEQ)" in terms of questionnaire preparation techniques and components of curriculum. Obtaining at least one ICEQ belonging to any state and private universities in Turkey is the universe of the study. The sample of the study is 35 ICEQs from 32 universities. In this study, qualitative research methods are used and one of the data collection methods, document analysis method is applied and the documents/data are decoded by Content Analysis Method. The items of the questionnaires are analyzed in terms of curriculum components and questionnaire preparing techniques. The findings of the study indicate that the items included in the questionnaire are related mostly to the teaching-learning processes component of a curriculum. 52% of all the questionnaires items are determined as related to benefits obtained from the courses by students and it is found out that 21% of the items are not appropriate for the criteria of preparing questionnaires. That the analyzed ICEQs are prepared in accordance with curriculum and questionnaire preparing techniques is vital because it contributes to validity and reliability of questionnaires. A qualified evaluation can be reached via findings obtained from reliable and valid data collection tools. It is a necessity to collect data through reliable and valid tools for summative and formative evaluations conducted for instructors and courses in higher education institutions. (Contains 1 table and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey