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An empirical assessment of commercial web-based professor evaluation services

W. Steve Albrecht and Jeffrey Hoopes ()

Journal of Accounting Education, 2009, vol. 27, issue 3, 125-132

Abstract: We examined the validity of data found on a popular web-based, user-created commercial professor evaluation service, RateMyProfessors.com (RMP), in business school settings. We compared publicly available RMP data for two business schools with official faculty evaluations unavailable to the public. We find that students rate professors significantly lower on RMP than on official university evaluations. However, we also find that the rankings of official university evaluations and RMP are significantly correlated (p<.001), with correlation values high enough to provide useful data to students.

Keywords: Course evaluations; Student ratings (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009
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