Quality Assurance in Education: Volume 9 Issue 1


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Quality and the research assessment exercise: just one aspect of performance?

Ruth J. Boaden, Jan J. Cilliers

Investigates the ways in which the performance of academic research can be measured. In particular, it considers the role of quality as one aspect of performance. Focuses…


Evaluation and the invisible student: theories, practice and problems in evaluating distance education provision

Peter Gilroy, Peter Long, Margaret Rangecroft, Tony Tricker

Making sure that a higher education distance learning course meets student expectations is critical to ensuring the quality of the student experience. Judging whether a course…


Evaluating an undergraduate unit using a focus group

Ann L. Wall

Describes a small research project designed to assess the contribution to this process of focus group research in the context of one undergraduate unit on a Business Studies…


Whatever happened to peer review? Revitalising the contribution of tutors to course evaluation

Rosie Bingham, Roger Ottewill

Highlights the current emphasis on student feedback in the review and evaluation of units/modules at higher education level for quality audit purposes. Expresses the view that…


Graduates’ perceptions of the quality of MBA programmes

Lynette Louw, Johan K. Bosch, Danie J.L. Venter

The primary purpose of this article is to report on the opinions and perceptions of graduates of the quality and standing of South African Masters of Business Administration (MBA…


Assessment of case study courses

Polly A. Peterson, Vernon A. Quarstein

Objective assessment of educational and training courses has proven to be difficult in the past, and methods employed seldom provide the type of information needed by instructors…

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