Title

Empirical Investigation of the Factors Affecting Set Results

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1997

Abstract

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.

Discipline

Accounting | Corporate Finance

Research Areas

Corporate Governance, Auditing and Risk Management

Publication

International Journal of Educational Management

Volume

11

Issue

4

First Page

170

Last Page

178

ISSN

0951-354X

Identifier

10.1108/09513549710186272

Publisher

Emerald