In this study, we investigate the potential applications of rank aggregation method in the education system. The rank aggregation technique has recently become a common tool for combining individual rankings into a consensus and for quantifying and improving performance in various applications, such as elections, web page rankings, sports, and multi-criteria decision making. In order to evaluate teachers from the perspective of their students, each student is requested to rank the teachers who taught them. Subsequently, a rank aggregation method is used to transform these massive partial rankings into a single consensus. The empirical results validate the effectiveness and feasibility of this proposal. Our results can be considered as the reference for solutions of other evaluation problems.

Published in: World Congress on Education (WCE-2018)

  • Date of Conference: 15-18 July 2018
  • DOI: 10.2053/WCE.2018.0069
  • ISBN: 978-1-908320-91-9
  • Conference Location: Dublin, Ireland