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Student views on quality in their study programs – what matters?

Paper presented at the EAIR 36th Annual Forum, 27.-30. August 2014 Essen, Germany.

Abstract

The Norwegian Agency for Quality in Education (NOKUT) recently carried out the first national student survey (“Studiebarometeret”) focusing on the students’ views on quality in their own study programs. In this paper we first describe the design of the survey, then explore which factors matters the most for overall satisfaction with their study programs by regression analysis. The validity and reliability of the survey itself, as well as the more general question of what student surveys may contribute to understanding and enhancing quality in higher education is discussed.


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Author(s): Stein Erik Lid
Pål Bakken
Kim Kantardjiev
Date: 27.08.2014