Analysis and comparing the response rates of in-class and online evaluations on teaching quality of faculty members (case study: Isfahan University)

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The purpose of the present research was to determine and compare the differences between the rate of responses to paper and online evaluations of the teaching quality of faculty members and their competence in three semesters in Isfahan University. The research was of longitudinal survey and the statistical social consisted of all students and faculty members in Isfahan University. The statistical sample of students included 11673 individuals (8327 participants in paper evaluation and 3346 participants in online evaluation). The statistical sample of the faculty members included 259 individuals. Regarding the nature of the research, the faculty members who were evaluated simultaneously by both methods were only selected. The research tool was the evaluation questionnaire of teaching quality, which was made available for the students both in paper and online form. The results from the research indicated that during the research, the rate of responses to the online evaluation was increasing with a growth nearly equal to that of paper evaluation. The results also indicated that the necessary adequacy in the rate of responses to online evaluation can be reached by providing appropriate backgrounds.


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