Section 8.4.2 Single-item indicators

Section 8.4.2 Single-item indicators

Section 8.4.2 Single-item indicators

The issue of single item indicators is effectively covered by Spooren, Mortelmans, and Denekens (2007), who explain that because teaching is a latent dimension (i.e., cannot be directly or immediately measured) using a single item to assess an entire teaching area.


Activity 8.4.2

Consider Spooren et al.’s (2007) article in relation to the use of single- and multi- dimensional indicators:

What does this actually mean (in basic, everyday English)?

Why is this important for summative SET?

What does this mean for the UCD SFM survey tool?

Submit your answers


Resources

Spooren, P. Mortelmans, D., & Denekens, J. (2007). Student evaluation of teaching quality in higher education: development of an instrument based on 10 Likert-scales. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 32(6), 667–679.


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