n South African Journal of Higher Education - Class size and student ratings of teaching presentation




The relationship between "Class Size" and student ratings of lecturers' "Teaching Presentation" was analysed. Data from 213 different university lecture halls was collected with classes ranging from 2 to 316 students. The data was analysed by means of Configural Frequency Analysis and a graphical representation of the relationship between "Class Size" and "Teaching Presentation". The results strongly support conclusions that (a) there is only a weak relationship between "Class Size" and student ratings of "Teaching Presentation"; and (b) the relationship is further nonlinear in nature. Theoretical, methodological, and practical issues regarding the research are also discussed in the article.


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