Student experiences of peer review marking of team projects

Pond, K., Coates, D. and Palermo, O., 2007. Student experiences of peer review marking of team projects. International Journal of Management Education, 6 (2), pp. 30-43.

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Abstract

Peer review of students is a partial response to critics of group work who cite drawbacks of "free riders" and de-motivation. It is often used to motivate and focus students on their own development within a group work setting. Pressures of time, budget and student numbers often obviate deeper study of alternative assessment techniques. The study reported in this paper, made possible by an HEA grant, allowed for analysis of a peer review mechanism that had been operating for a number of years alongside a new web-based system. The paper reviews criticisms of peer review techniques in existing literature and outlines how student experiences of peer review were researched. Qualitative outcomes are discussed alongside an analysis of quantitative data from the systems used. Key conclusions from this research are that the data collection method made no significant difference to the reported student experiences of peer review or to the peer review marks. The findings update and strengthen previous literature and provide important new insights into the emotional perspective of students. The findings from this research are being used to aid development of the webbased system and to establish 'good practice' guidance on the deployment of this valuable and innovative technique.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Journal of Management Education
Creators: Pond, K., Coates, D. and Palermo, O.
Publisher: LTSN for Business, Management and Accountancy
Date: 2007
Volume: 6
Number: 2
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10.3794/ijme.62.190DOI
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:12
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2016 09:08
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9458

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