What does ratemyprofessors.com actually rate?
construct validation, online evaluations, student evaluation of teaching
Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education
This research looks closely at claims that ratemyprofessors.com creates a valid measure of teaching effectiveness because student responses are consistent with a learning model. While some evidence for this contention was found in three datasets taken from the site, the majority of the evidence indicates that the instrument is biassed by a halo effect, and creates what most accurately could be called a 'likeability' scale. © 2013 Taylor & Francis.
Department of Marketing
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DOI of published version
Clayson, Dennis E., "What does ratemyprofessors.com actually rate?" (2014). Faculty Publications. 1479.