Research and Papers
The revised IDEA form was first administered in the fall of 1998.The IDEA Center's research staff has conducted a variety of studies since that time. These have sought to advance our understanding of teaching and learning and improve the use and interpretation of information provided to IDEA users.
Research reports have been written that discuss the results of our work. If you have any questions about any of these reports, please contact the IDEA Center.
- 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.
- Research Report 2, Assesses the validity of the IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction system using new evidence.
- Research Report 3, Answers the question, "Are Quantitatively-Oriented Courses Different?"
- Research Report 4, Identifies teaching styles that facilitate student progress on specific learning objectives.
- Research Report 5, Discusses the fairness of student ratings for teachers of General/Liberal Education Classes.
- Research Report 6, Explains the IDEA system extraneous variables.
- Research Report 7, Summarizes the results of a study investigating the use of the IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction system in online courses.