Are good researchers also good teachers? The relationship between research quality and teaching quality
Ali Palali, Roel van Elk, Jonneke Bolhaar, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, Netherlands ; Iryna Rud, Top Institute for Evidence Based Education Research (TIER), Netherlands
Economics of Education Review Volume 64, Number 1, ISSN 0272-7757 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
We investigate the relationship between research quality and teaching quality, by comparing students that follow the same course, taught by different teachers. We use publication records of teachers as a measure for research quality. Teaching quality is measured by both student evaluations of the teachers and by final student grades. We find that being taught by teachers with high quality publications leads to higher grades only for master students. This is not fully reflected in the student evaluations of teachers. Master students do not give higher scores to teachers with high quality of publications, bachelor students give lower scores.
Palali, A., van Elk, R., Bolhaar, J. & Rud, I. (2018). Are good researchers also good teachers? The relationship between research quality and teaching quality. Economics of Education Review, 64(1), 40-49. Elsevier Ltd.