Abstract

University students often complete evaluations of their courses and instructors. The evaluation tool typically contains questions about the course and the instructor on an ordinal Likert scale. We assess instructor effectiveness while adjusting for known confounders. We present a probit regression model with a latent variable to measure the instructor effectiveness accounting for student specific covariates, such as student grade in the course, high school and university GPA, and ACT score.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Statistics

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Date Submitted

2011-06-27

Document Type

Selected Project

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd4520

Keywords

Bayesian, probit, ordinal

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