The availability heuristic in the classroom : How soliciting more criticism can boost your course ratings

@inproceedings{Fox2006TheAH,
  title={The availability heuristic in the classroom : How soliciting more criticism can boost your course ratings},
  author={Craig R. Fox},
  year={2006}
}
This paper extends previous research showing that experienced difficulty of recall can influence evaluative judgments (e.g., Winkielman & Schwarz, 2001) to a field study of university students rating a course. Students completed a midcourse evaluation form in which they were asked to list either 2 ways in which the course could be improved (a relatively easy task) or 10 ways in which the course could be improved (a relatively difficult task). Respondents who had been asked for 10 critical… CONTINUE READING

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