Section 4.6.2 Generic Questionnaires

Section 4.6.2 Generic Questionnaires

Section 4.6.2 Generic Questionnaires

A ‘generic questionnaire’ refers to a single, uniform survey that is administered to all students in all disciplines, with no variations in the questions asked. Such an approach has obvious advantages (in terms of ease of distribution, coding, and analysis) and disadvantages (in terms of lack of account for diversity), and has been explored by several researchers including Blackmore (2009) and (Hendry & Dean, 2001).

Activity 4.6.2

Based on the information discussed in the research mentioned above and any other sources you may find, list what you see as the main advantages and disadvantages FOR YOU. What impact do the concepts discussed have for you and your teaching?

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Hendry, G. D. & Dean, S. J. (2001). Accountability, evaluation of teaching and expertise in higher education, International Journal for Academic Development, 7(1), 75 — 82

Blackmore, J. (2009). Academic pedagogies, quality logics and performative universities: evaluating teaching and what students want. Studies in Higher Education, 34(8), 857–872

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