Faculty members may be interested in performing a thematic analysis on student comments in their evaluation reports. Below are a few suggestions for converting CoursEval reports into a format that can be used for such analyses.
When accessing your course evaluation reports there are three options:
While downloading results as a PDF may be helpful for personal record keeping, it may not be conducive for performing a thematic analysis of student comments in open-ended responses. Downloading survey reports as a Word doc is not currently a feature of the CoursEval system, but we recommend copying and pasting unformatted text from evaluation reports into a Word doc or Google Doc to achieve the same results.
To access and transfer survey results to a more user-friendly format, such as a Word document or Google Doc, we recommend following steps:
Please also consult the CITLS resource Reviewing Student Course Evaluations for general information on performing thematic analyses on open-ended questions.