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COMP9242 Advanced Operating Systems

Results of Standard Student Subject Survey


These are the results of the official subject survey conducted at the end of session. All questions are out of 7, with 7 indicating strongest agreement, 1 indicating strongest disagreement. The notation 5.1±2.1 means that the average was 5.1 and the standard deviation was 2.1. The third column gives the scores for the indicated years.

Q# question 2000
1999
1998
1997
comments
 1 objectives have been made clear 5.8±1.0
6.0±1.0
5.7±1.2
5.8±0.7
lowest answer was 4
 
 
 
 2 documented objectives agreed with what was actually taught 5.5±1.1
6.0±0.8
5.8±1.0
5.5±1.0
lowest answer was 4
 
 
 
 3 weights of assessments reflect the importance of the topics asessed 5.8±1.2
6.4±0.6
5.3±1.4
5.7±0.9
 
lowest answer a single 5!
 
 
 4 feedback was adequate 5.3±1.4
5.9±1.0
5.4±0.9
5.4±0.9
 
lowest answer a single 4 
lowest answer was 4
 
 5 components of subject were well coordinated 5.3±1.4
5.8±1.2
5.4±1.1
5.3±1.0
 
 
 6 assessment tasks were adequate 6.1±1.2
6.5±0.6
4.8±1.2
6.0±0.9
lowest answer was 4
lowest answer a single 5!
 
lowest answer was 4
 7 physical facilities were adequate 4.1±1.8
6.5±0.7
5.0±1.3
4.3±1.2
problems with network connectors
lowest answer was 5 
 
lab upgraded since
 8 tutorials were helpful
This question is really irrelevant for COMP9242.
5.5±0.9
5.8±1.3
5.3±1.4
5.1±0.9
 
 
 
 9 lab sessions were helpful
Also not clear what this one means here...
6.1±1.1
5.7±1.2
5.0±1.7
5.5±1.1
 
 
 
 10 support structures were adequate 5.0±1.7
5.9±1.3
5.4±1.2
5.1±1.1
 
 
 
 11 material was well structured 5.7±1.2
5.6±0.9
5.7±1.1
5.3±0.9
 
 
 
lowest answer was 4
 12 text and supplementary materials were helpful 5.3±1.5
5.6±0.9
4.9±1.2
4.9±1.1
 
 
 
 13 reference materials were useful 5.0±1.5
5.4±1.1
5.3±1.3
4.7±1.1
 
 
new L4 user manual
 
 14 overall quality of subject was high 6.1±0.8
6.4±0.6
6.2±0.8
5.7±0.7
only 7's and 6's, plus one 4!
lowest answer a single 5!
lowest answer was 5!
lowest answer was 4
 15 level of difficulty was appropriate compared to other subjects 6.0±1.2
5.8±1.9
3.9±2.0
5.4±1.5
 
Double credit points helped.
 
 
 16 would recommend subject to another students 6.0±1.6
5.8±1.4
5.6±1.6
5.5±1.4
 
 

The sample and class sizes:
year 2000199919981997
class size 15184244
sample size 15172031
% sampled 100944870

See the informal surveys for more comments.


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