Mitigating gender bias in student evaluations of teaching

dc.contributor.author Peterson, David
dc.contributor.author Biederman, Lori
dc.contributor.author Peterson, David
dc.contributor.author Biederman, Lori
dc.contributor.author Andersen, David
dc.contributor.author Roe, Kevin
dc.contributor.author Ditonto, Tessa
dc.contributor.author Roe, Kevin
dc.contributor.department Political Science
dc.contributor.department Natural Resource Ecology and Management
dc.contributor.department Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology
dc.date 2020-09-26T01:37:24.000
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-26T04:24:02Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-26T04:24:02Z
dc.date.copyright Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2019
dc.date.issued 2019-05-15
dc.description.abstract <p>Student evaluations of teaching are widely believed to contain gender bias. In this study, we conduct a randomized experiment with the student evaluations of teaching in four classes with large enrollments, two taught by male instructors and two taught by female instructors. In each of the courses, students were randomly assigned to either receive the standard evaluation instrument or the same instrument with language intended to reduce gender bias. Students in the anti-bias language condition had significantly higher rankings of female instructors than students in the standard treatment. There were no differences between treatment groups for male instructors. These results indicate that a relatively simple intervention in language can potentially mitigate gender bias in student evaluation of teaching.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This article is published as Peterson, David A.M., Lori A. Biederman, David Andersen, Tessa M. Ditonto, and Kevin Roe. "Mitigating gender bias in student evaluations of teaching." <em>PLoS One</em> 14, no. 5 (2019): e0216241. DOI: <a href="https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0216241" target="_blank">10.1371/journal.pone.0216241</a>. Posted with permission.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research
dc.subject.disciplines Higher Education
dc.title Mitigating gender bias in student evaluations of teaching
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