Professor ratings from RateMyProfessors.com.

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Description

These data includes the summaries of the ratings of 364 instructors at one large campus in the Midwest from Bleske-Rechek and Fritsch (2011). Each instructor included in the data had at least 10 ratings over a several year period. Students provided ratings on 5 point scales. The data file provides the averages ratings and additional characteristics of the instructors

Format

A data frame with 364 observations on the following 17 variables.

gender

instructor gender, a factor with levels female male

numYears

a numeric vector, number of years in which this instructor had ratings between 1999 and 2009.

numRaters

number of ratings

numCourses

number of different course titles included in the rating for this instructor

pepper

a factor with levels no and yes. In addition to rating for quality, instructors are rated as attractive or not. A value of yes means that the consensus is that the instructor is attractive.

discipline

a factor with levels Hum for humanities, SocSci for social sciences, STEM for science, technology, engineering and mathematics and Pre-prof for professional training

dept

a factor with department names Accounting, Anthropology, Art, Art and design, Art History, Astronomy/Physics, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communication, Communication Disorders, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Curriculum and Instruction, Dance, Economics, English, Environmental Public Health, Finance, FLTR, French, Geography, Geology, German, History, Information Systems, Japanese, Kins, Library Science, Management, Managerial Science, Marketing, Math, Music, Nursing, Philosophy, Physics, Physics & Astronomy, Physics and Astronomy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Special Education, Theater, Womens Studies,

quality

Average quality rating, between 1, worst, to 5, best

helpfulness

Average helfpulness rating, between 1, worst, to 5, best

clarity

Average clarity rating, between 1, worst, to 5, best

easiness

Average easiness rating, between 1, worst, to 5, best

raterInterest

Average rater interest, between 1, lowest, to 5, highest

sdQuality

SD of quality rating

sdHelpfulness

SD of helpfulness rating

sdClarity

SD of clarity rating

sdEasiness

SD of easiness rating

sdRaterInterest

SD of rater interest

Source

Provided by April Bleske-Rechek.

References

Bleske-Rechek, A. and Fritsch, A. (2011). Student Consensus on RateMyProfessors.com. Practical Assessment, Research \& Evaluation, 16(18), http://pareonline.net/getvn.asp?v=16&n=18

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