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Are good researchers also good teachers? The relationship between research quality and teaching quality

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  • Palali, Ali
  • van Elk, Roel
  • Bolhaar, Jonneke
  • Rud, Iryna

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We investigate the relationship between research quality and teaching quality, by comparing students that follow the same course, taught by different teachers. We use publication records of teachers as a measure for research quality. Teaching quality is measured by both student evaluations of the teachers and by final student grades. We find that being taught by teachers with high quality publications leads to higher grades only for master students. This is not fully reflected in the student evaluations of teachers. Master students do not give higher scores to teachers with high quality of publications, bachelor students give lower scores.

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  • Palali, Ali & van Elk, Roel & Bolhaar, Jonneke & Rud, Iryna, 2018. "Are good researchers also good teachers? The relationship between research quality and teaching quality," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 64(C), pages 40-49.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecoedu:v:64:y:2018:i:c:p:40-49
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econedurev.2018.03.011
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    Keywords

    Research and teaching; Student grades; Teacher evaluations;
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    JEL classification:

    • I23 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Higher Education; Research Institutions
    • I28 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Government Policy

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