The Review of Higher Education
The purpose of this study was to examine how undergraduate students interpret the items on a faculty evaluation instrument. Most research on faculty evaluation is quantitative (Marsh and Bailey 1993). Our first study was also quantitative. After we produced a profile of quantitative ratings of faculty by students across all departments in our university in an earlier study, we wanted to go beneath the numbers to their meaning. We designed the present qualitative study to investigate what the items on that form meant to students.
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Ridenour, Carolyn and Blatt, Stephen J., "Meanings Underlying Student Ratings of Faculty" (1996). Educational Leadership Faculty Publications. 101.