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

Volume 14, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1011-3487



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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