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Electronic Course Evaluations: Does an Online Delivery System Influence Student Evaluations?
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Journal of Economic Education Volume 37, Number 1, ISSN 0022-0485

Abstract

An increasing number of academic institutions are considering changing to Web-based systems to take advantage of efficiencies in the collection of end-of-semester course evaluations. In considering such a change it is important that researchers determine whether it will affect mean evaluation scores and response rates. We undertook this study in a department considering changing over to electronic course evaluations to determine the effect such a change would have on the quality of resulting course evaluation data. Study results found that Web-based evaluation methods led to lower response rates, but that lower response rates did not appear to affect mean evaluation scores. They suggested that faculty evaluation scores will not be adversely affected by switching from paper to Web-based evaluations.

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Avery, R.J., Bryant, W.K., Mathios, A., Kang, H. & Bell, D. (2006). Electronic Course Evaluations: Does an Online Delivery System Influence Student Evaluations?. Journal of Economic Education, 37(1), 21-37. Retrieved October 16, 2019 from .

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