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Effects of grading leniency and low workload on students' evaluations of teaching: Popular myth, bias, validity, or innocent bystanders?

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Two studies debunk popular myths that student evaluations of teaching (SETs) are substantially biased by low workload and grading leniency. A workload bias is untenable because the workload-SET relation is positive. The small grade-SET relation (.20 for overall ratings) has many well-supported explanations that do not involve bias. Some SET factors (e.g., Organization, Enthusiasm) are unrelated to grades, and the highest relation is with Learning (.30), implying valid teaching effects rather ...

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10.1037/0022-0663.92.1.202

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Education
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Author
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JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY More from this journal
Volume:
92
Issue:
1
Pages:
202-228
Publication date:
2000-03-01
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ISSN:
0022-0663
Pubs id:
pubs:103285
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uuid:21387473-ae2f-4f0c-bb44-07b8890147e8
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pubs:103285
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103285
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2012-12-19

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