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The Impact of Student Perceptions and Characteristics on Teaching Evaluations: A Case Study in Finance Education

Worthington, Andrew C. (2002) The Impact of Student Perceptions and Characteristics on Teaching Evaluations: A Case Study in Finance Education. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education: an international journal, 27(1), pp. 49-64.

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Abstract

This study uses an ordered probit model to examine the impact of student characteristics and perceptions of the teaching evaluation process on student ratings. The results indicate that expected grade, ethnic background, gender and age are a significant influence on student ratings. A primary student-based influence on teaching evaluation performance would appear to be the perceived potential outcome of the evaluation in terms of tenure, promotion and salary decisions, and improvements in teaching and staff allocation. The impact of student perceptions and characteristics is also found to vary across the various dimensions of teaching performance with the potential bias being highest for evaluation questions relating to overall performance, and lowest for questions relating to formative assessment and deep learning outcomes.

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ID Code: 2567
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: student evaluations, ordered probit, teaching performance
DOI: 10.1080/02602930120105054
ISSN: 1469-297X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Education Assessment and Evaluation (130303)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BANKING FINANCE AND INVESTMENT (150200) > Banking Finance and Investment not elsewhere classified (150299)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: First published in Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education 27(1):pp. 49-64.
Deposited On: 21 Nov 2005
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2011 13:25

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