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Student evaluations of teaching are not only unreliable, they are significantly biased against female instructors

Boring, Anne, Ottoboni, Kellie and Stark, Philip B. (2016) Student evaluations of teaching are not only unreliable, they are significantly biased against female instructors. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (04 Feb 2016). Website.

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Abstract

A series of studies across countries and disciplines in higher education confirm that student evaluations of teaching (SET) are significantly correlated with instructor gender, with students regularly rating female instructors lower than male peers. Anne Boring, Kellie Ottoboni and Philip B. Stark argue the findings warrant serious attention in light of increasing pressure on universities to measure teaching effectiveness. Given the unreliability of the metric and the harmful impact these evaluations can have, universities should think carefully on the role of such evaluations in decision-making.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2016 LSE Impact of Social Sciences © CC BY 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: L Education > LA History of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2016 11:43
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 21:10
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/65926

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