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Patry, Jean-Luc – Quality of Higher Education, 2014
Teaching through research has a great potential for Master's studies. The paper presents how this has been done in a particular case, comparing scientific and subjective theories, and how this course was simultaneously used to do research about this topic. The course proved to be a win-win-situation for the students and for the teacher/researcher.…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Scientific Research, Teaching Methods, Teacher Researchers
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Patry, Jean-Luc; Gastager, Angela – Quality of Higher Education, 2012
Whenever evaluations are done, there are antinomies of interests both within and between stakeholders. To account for such antinomies, taxonomy has been developed which will be presented and discussed using the peer review processes in university evaluations as example. The taxonomy contains four dimensions: a) seven values domains are…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Peer Evaluation, Taxonomy, Conflict
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Patry, Jean-Luc – Quality of Higher Education, 2005
Quality assurance and evaluation research, like other fields of social research and its application, are confronted with a series of problems. In the present paper, I want first to give a list of such problems, although necessarily incomplete. It is then claimed that while there is no "perfect" solution to these problems, critical multiplism may…
Descriptors: Evaluation Research, Research Problems, Guidelines, Evaluation Methods
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Patry, Jean-Luc; Gastager, Angela – Quality of Higher Education, 2004
A taxonomy of potential values conflicts in evaluations is presented. Basis is the distinction of types of conflict (aims vs. means conflicts; qualitative vs. quantitative conflicts). Six areas of values are discussed: the ethical, methodical, social and interactive, legal, economic, and personal values. The taxonomy of conflicts between these…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Classification, Values, Conflict