An Integrated Statistical Model to Measure Academic Teaching Quality


The aim of this paper is to present a new proposal for the classification of Academic institutions in terms of quality of teaching. Our methodological proposal borrows concepts from operational risk, such as scorecard models, employed to assess University performances, on the basis of both the perceived and the actual quality. We propose to summarize opinion data using new non parametric indexes able to exploit efficiently the ordinal nature of the analysed variables and to integrate different sources of data. In particular we show how web survey methods can improve the quality and robustness of collected data, especially when integrated with students career data. Empirical evidence is given on the basis of real data from the University of Pavia.

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P. Cerchiello and P. Giudici, "An Integrated Statistical Model to Measure Academic Teaching Quality," Open Journal of Statistics, Vol. 2 No. 5, 2012, pp. 491-497. doi: 10.4236/ojs.2012.25063.

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