Response rate: To determine an appropriate response rate, the maximum margin of error must be considered as well as the desired confidence level. Different research requires different degrees of reliability, depending on the specific objectives and possible consequences of the survey findings. Often, an acceptable margin of error used by survey researchers falls less than 8% at the 95% confidence level. More information on response rate and margin of error can be found on https://mathematics.cit.ie/quartiles.

Indicators: There are 9 StudentSurvey.ie indicators which range in value from 0 - 60 points. Although StudentSurvey.ie indicators are presented together in parts of this report, the indicator scores are not to be compared against each other. The survey is not designed with this purpose in mind, but rather the survey is designed to determine trends within indicator scores - i.e., trends across years and/or against similar programmes and/or academic units within individual indicator scores.

StudentSurvey.ie is distributed to first year and final year undergraduates, and students pursuing taught postgraduate studies only.

Abbreviations: CI - Confidence Interval; SD - Standard Deviation.

School | Response Rate | Margin of Error |
---|---|---|

Alpha | 28% | 2.85% |

Campus | Response Rate | Margin of Error |
---|---|---|

Beta | 24% | 1.32% |

University | Response Rate | Margin of Error |
---|---|---|

MTU | 34% | 0.63% |

Indicators | Sample size | Mean | 95% CI (lower) | 95% CI (upper) | Median | SD | 1st Quartile | 3rd Quartile | Min | Max |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

Collaborative Learning | 840 | 31.2 | 30.3 | 32.0 | 30.0 | 12.47 | 25.0 | 40.0 | 0 | 60 |

Effective Teaching Practices | 661 | 33.4 | 32.3 | 34.4 | 32.0 | 13.66 | 24.0 | 44.0 | 0 | 60 |

Higher Order Learning | 656 | 33.2 | 32.2 | 34.3 | 35.0 | 13.77 | 25.0 | 40.0 | 0 | 60 |

Learning Strategies | 722 | 26.9 | 25.9 | 27.8 | 26.7 | 12.59 | 20.0 | 33.3 | 0 | 60 |

Quality of Interactions | 586 | 36.6 | 35.5 | 37.7 | 36.0 | 13.40 | 28.0 | 47.5 | 0 | 60 |

Quantitative Reasoning | 718 | 20.9 | 20.0 | 21.9 | 20.0 | 12.71 | 13.3 | 26.7 | 0 | 60 |

Reflective and Integrative Learning | 838 | 25.8 | 25.2 | 26.5 | 25.7 | 9.85 | 20.0 | 31.4 | 0 | 60 |

Student Faculty Interaction | 714 | 13.6 | 12.8 | 14.5 | 10.0 | 11.94 | 5.0 | 20.0 | 0 | 60 |

Supportive Environment | 657 | 26.2 | 25.2 | 27.2 | 25.0 | 12.74 | 17.5 | 35.0 | 0 | 60 |

School | Year of fieldwork | Response Rate | Margin of Error |
---|---|---|---|

Alpha | 2016 | 35% | 6.76% |

Alpha | 2017 | 18% | 9.86% |

Alpha | 2018 | 21% | 8.27% |

Alpha | 2019 | 22% | 8.02% |

Alpha | 2020 | 39% | 5.21% |

Alpha | 2021 | 32% | 5.86% |

School | Year of fieldwork | Sample size | Mean | Median | SD | 1st Quartile | 3rd Quartile | Min | Max |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

Alpha | 2016 | 137 | 31.8 | 35 | 14.52 | 20 | 40 | 0 | 60 |

Alpha | 2017 | 81 | 34.2 | 35 | 12.34 | 25 | 40 | 0 | 60 |

Alpha | 2018 | 111 | 31.8 | 30 | 14.98 | 20 | 40 | 5 | 60 |

Alpha | 2019 | 117 | 33.0 | 30 | 14.03 | 25 | 40 | 0 | 60 |

Alpha | 2020 | 218 | 34.7 | 35 | 13.52 | 25 | 40 | 0 | 60 |

Alpha | 2021 | 189 | 33.1 | 35 | 13.21 | 25 | 40 | 0 | 60 |

School | Year of fieldwork | Sample size | Mean | Median | SD | 1st Quartile | 3rd Quartile | Min | Max |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

Alpha | 2016 | 137 | 25.4 | 25.7 | 10.20 | 17.1 | 31.4 | 2.9 | 54.3 |

Alpha | 2017 | 81 | 25.5 | 25.7 | 9.77 | 20.0 | 31.4 | 5.7 | 60.0 |

Alpha | 2018 | 111 | 26.9 | 25.7 | 9.38 | 20.0 | 31.4 | 2.9 | 57.1 |

Alpha | 2019 | 117 | 24.9 | 25.7 | 9.50 | 17.1 | 31.4 | 2.9 | 54.3 |

Alpha | 2020 | 218 | 27.2 | 25.7 | 9.80 | 20.0 | 34.3 | 0.0 | 54.3 |

Alpha | 2021 | 189 | 24.7 | 22.9 | 10.09 | 17.1 | 31.4 | 0.0 | 60.0 |

School | Year of fieldwork | Sample size | Mean | Median | SD | 1st Quartile | 3rd Quartile | Min | Max |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

Alpha | 2016 | 137 | 20.3 | 20 | 12.41 | 13.3 | 26.7 | 0 | 60.0 |

Alpha | 2017 | 81 | 21.0 | 20 | 11.87 | 13.3 | 26.7 | 0 | 60.0 |

Alpha | 2018 | 111 | 22.5 | 20 | 14.61 | 13.3 | 33.3 | 0 | 60.0 |

Alpha | 2019 | 117 | 22.8 | 20 | 12.62 | 13.3 | 26.7 | 0 | 60.0 |

Alpha | 2020 | 218 | 22.0 | 20 | 13.18 | 13.3 | 33.3 | 0 | 60.0 |

Alpha | 2021 | 189 | 18.3 | 20 | 11.34 | 6.7 | 26.7 | 0 | 53.3 |

School | Year of fieldwork | Sample size | Mean | Median | SD | 1st Quartile | 3rd Quartile | Min | Max |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

Alpha | 2016 | 137 | 24.9 | 26.7 | 11.81 | 20 | 33.3 | 0 | 60 |

Alpha | 2017 | 81 | 26.4 | 26.7 | 13.27 | 20 | 33.3 | 0 | 60 |

Alpha | 2018 | 111 | 27.0 | 26.7 | 12.62 | 20 | 33.3 | 0 | 60 |

Alpha | 2019 | 117 | 26.2 | 26.7 | 13.50 | 20 | 33.3 | 0 | 60 |

Alpha | 2020 | 218 | 27.7 | 26.7 | 11.75 | 20 | 33.3 | 0 | 60 |

Alpha | 2021 | 189 | 27.8 | 26.7 | 13.35 | 20 | 33.3 | 0 | 60 |

School | Year of fieldwork | Sample size | Mean | Median | SD | 1st Quartile | 3rd Quartile | Min | Max |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

Alpha | 2016 | 137 | 35.0 | 35 | 10.68 | 25 | 40 | 15 | 60 |

Alpha | 2017 | 81 | 32.7 | 30 | 9.99 | 25 | 40 | 5 | 60 |

Alpha | 2018 | 111 | 29.9 | 30 | 12.14 | 20 | 35 | 5 | 60 |

Alpha | 2019 | 117 | 34.1 | 35 | 11.50 | 25 | 40 | 5 | 60 |

Alpha | 2020 | 218 | 33.3 | 30 | 12.01 | 25 | 40 | 0 | 60 |

Alpha | 2021 | 189 | 23.8 | 20 | 13.10 | 15 | 30 | 0 | 60 |