Online vs. Paper Evaluations – David Ernst (U of Minnesota)

David Ernst

Full notes are available by downloading: David Ernst – Evaluations

Main Outcomes of the study:

  • On a 1-7 scale, there were more 1,2,3 and 7s for online evals than paper in EVERY question.
  • 21% less people completed online assessments
  • The averages of the 1-7 ratings were similar between the online and paper even though the online was more polar.
  • Online DID reduce cost, better accessibility and increase students perception of anonymity
  • Past research supports that online open-ended questions had larger responses than in a paper format.
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