|Title||What Practical use is Made of Student Evaluations of Teaching?|
|Authors||Knowles, D. and Hindley, C.|
Student evaluations of teaching (SETs) are an accepted method of investigating the impact of lecturers’ work with students. Although research generally shows that student evaluations are a positive development, conflicting research on the reliability and validity of the methods used leads to our overall research objective of discovering what practical use is made of the evaluation data by lecturers. Particular focus is placed on the lecturers’ attitude to the use of quantitative and qualitative questions and the reliability of the evaluations as an effective tool. Considerations include the halo effect, students’ ability to accurately assess course content, the influence of assessment grading, and fundamentally the fitness of this instrument for the purpose of acquiring useful, objective data.
|Keywords||Business School, Lecturer perceptions; Quality of university teaching; Reliability; Student evaluations of Teaching; Validity|
|Conference||European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies|
|Accepted author manuscript||Hindley & Knowles 2014 ECRM.pdf|