An Analysis of the Questions on University Teaching Surveys and the Universities that Use Them: The Australian Experience
AuthorDavies, Martin; Hirschberg, Joe; Lye, Jenny; Johnston, Carol
AffiliationEconomics and Commerce: Department of Economics
CitationsDavies, Martin and Hirschberg, Joe and Lye, Jenny and Carol, Johnston (2007) An Analysis of the Questions on University Teaching Surveys and the Universities that Use Them: The Australian Experience.
Access StatusOpen Access
This paper is the first attempt to perform an analysis of the internal Quality of TeachingSurveys (QTS) used in all Australian Universities by investigating how they compareacross Universities. We categorize the questions on each university’s QTS into one of 18types and then define a proximity measure between the surveys. We then use anagglomerative cluster analysis to establish groupings of these institutions on the basis ofthe similarity of their QTSs as well as groupings of question types by their frequency ofuse. In addition, we also determine if the form of the survey is related to the responsesrecorded by the Course Evaluation Questionnaire (CEQ) that is administered to allgraduates of Australian Universities. This was done by the use of regression analysis toestablish if the form of the questionnaire is related to the overall good teaching scoresearned by the universities from the CEQ..
KeywordsTertiary Education; University Rankings; CEQ
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