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Peer Assessments of GPW: Infusing fairness into students’ assessment of peer contributions.

Onyia, O.P. and Allen, S., 2012. Peer Assessments of GPW: Infusing fairness into students’ assessment of peer contributions. Research in Higher Education, 17 (September).

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This paper contains results of an empirical study that tested the efficacy and acceptability of two templates designed to fully involve students in proper and fair peer-assessments of their group project work (GPW) by providing concrete evidence of independent progressive documentation of their peers’ contributions to the work-process and end-product(s). Two compatible templates – the Progressive Evaluation Template (PET) and the Peer Assessment Criteria Template (PACT) – were developed to enable students provide progressive documentation of their peers’ contributions to the student-led group project process in order to support the marks they award their peers and, at the same time, show concrete evidence of their fairness in the entire peer-assessment process. The templates were trialed through experimental usage by the faculty and students of three undergraduate courses in The Media School of Bournemouth University in Bournemouth, United Kingdom, and four undergraduate/graduate courses in the School of Business & Entrepreneurship of Lindenwood University in Saint Charles, Missouri, United States. The trials were conducted in the 2009/2010 and 2010/2011 academic years respectively. The efficacy and acceptability of the templates were then tested through a cross-national opinion survey of the students in the seven courses. The study results generally indicate positive acceptability of the templates and a significant relationship between the students’ acceptance of the tools and the levels of usefulness, comprehension, ease of use, and fairness they attributed to them. In discussing the aggregate findings, the paper also recommends ways of using the templates in digital peer-assessment contexts.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Peer Evaluation, Undergraduate Students, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Models, Research Tools, Student Evaluation, Teamwork, Cooperative Learning, Usability, Questionnaires, Student Surveys, Program Evaluation, Evaluation Problems, Social Sciences, Business Administration Education, Hypothesis Testing, Comparative Education, Comparative Testing, Foreign Countries
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:30452
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:07 Mar 2018 13:00
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:09


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