Course Evaluations and Student Evaluations – Understanding the Value of the “Opt Out” and “No Opinion” Response in Your Survey

When developing your course evaluation and student evaluation questionnaire it is important to not only consider the types of questions you will ask, but if you will offer an ‘opt out’ or ‘does not apply’ option .  It can be important to offer these options to ensure that you are getting accurate feedback from your respondents.  If the ‘no opinion’ or ‘opt out’ is not offered, your data may not truly represent the opinions and experience of the sample of students you are surveying. Continue reading