IDEA Research and Technical Reports

The IDEA Center’s research staff has conducted a variety of studies over the years in an effort to advance our understanding of teaching and learning and improve the use and interpretation of information provided to IDEA users.

Research Notes

Research Note 5: Non-response Rates to Individual Items on the IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction Forms

Research Note 4: Paper versus Online Survey Delivery

Research Note 3: Teaching Evaluation and Number of Objectives Chosen

Research Note 2: Alternate Scale Study

Research Note 1: The Excellent Teacher Item

Research Reports

Research Report 10: The Effects of Instructor Gender and Discipline Group on Student Ratings of Instruction
Research Report 10 Summary

Research Report 9: Teaching Methods Associated with Student Progress in General Education Courses

Research Report 8: Validity and Reliability of IDEA Teaching Essentials

Research Report 7: Summarizes the results of a study investigating the use of the IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction system in online courses.

Research Report 6: Explains the IDEA system extraneous variables

Research Report 5: Discusses the fairness of student ratings for teachers of General/Liberal Education Classes.

Research Report 4: Identifies teaching styles that facilitate student progress on specific learning objectives.

Research Report 3: Answers the question, “Are Quantitatively-Oriented Courses Different?”

Research Report 2: Assesses the validity of the IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction system using new evidence.

Research Report 1: A study focusing on the relationship between various instructional approaches on one hand, and both instructional objectives and instructional outcomes on the other.

Technical Reports

Technical Report No. 19: Analysis of IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction System 2015 Pilot Data

Technical Report No. 18: Revising the IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction System, 2002-2011 Data 

Technical Report No. 17: Technical Manual for the Revised IDEA Feedback for Administrators System 

Technical Report No. 16: An Analysis of IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction Using Paper versus Online Survey Methods, 2002-2008 Data 

Technical Report No. 15: An Analysis of IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction in Traditional Versus Online Courses 

Technical Report No. 14: Technical Manual for the Revised IDEA Feedback for Department Chairs System 

Technical Report No. 13: Disciplinary Differences in Student Ratings 

Addendum to Technical Report No. 13: Technical Report No. 13 Addendum 

Technical Report No. 12: Basic Data for the Revised IDEA System 

Technical Report No. 11: Revising the IDEA System 

Technical Report No. 1: Development of the IDEA System

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