Publication
Title
On the validity of student evaluation of teaching : the state of the art
Author
Abstract
This article provides an extensive overview of the recent literature on student evaluation of teaching (SET) in higher education. The review is based on the SET meta-validation model, drawing upon research reports published in peer-reviewed journals since 2000. Through the lens of validity, we consider both the more traditional research themes in the field of SET (i.e., the dimensionality debate, the bias question, and questionnaire design) and some recent trends in SET research, such as online SET and bias investigations into additional teacher personal characteristics. The review provides a clear idea of the state of the art with regard to research on SET, thus allowing researchers to formulate suggestions for future research. It is argued that SET remains a current yet delicate topic in higher education, as well as in education research. Many stakeholders are not convinced of the usefulness and validity of SET for both formative and summative purposes. Research on SET has thus far failed to provide clear answers to several critical questions concerning the validity of SET.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Review of educational research. - Washington, D.C., 1931, currens
Publication
Washington, D.C. : 2013
ISSN
0034-6543 [print]
1935-1046 [online]
Volume/pages
83:4(2013), p. 598-642
ISI
000326239900004
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 11.10.2013
Last edited 05.04.2017
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