Empirical Investigation of the Factors Affecting Set Results
This paper focuses on SET (i.e. student evaluation of teaching). In particular, it investigates the factors that influence SET results. For SET results to be valid, variables that are associated with better teaching should result in better evaluation, and variables that are normatively irrelevant to teaching quality should have no impact on teaching evaluation (Langbein, 1994). With biases, there is the danger that SET captures not only some aspects of teaching effectiveness but also certain factors that are not related to teaching effectiveness (DeBerg and Wilson, 1990). Such biases cast doubt on the validity of SET results and unless there is sufficient understanding of the biases, it is difficult to argue for the usefulness of SET as a teaching evaluation method.
Accounting | Corporate Finance
Corporate Governance, Auditing and Risk Management
International Journal of Educational Management
Hian, Chye Koh and TAN, Teck Meng.
Empirical Investigation of the Factors Affecting Set Results. (1997). International Journal of Educational Management. 11, (4), 170-178. Research Collection School Of Accountancy.
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