Methodological quandaries in studying process and outcomes in peer assessment

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    Peer assessment is very various in its implementation. Six studies of peer assessment are reviewed, four of them in higher education. A literature review is followed by five empirical studies. Strengths and weaknesses of each study are considered and issues are raised. Variables in peer assessment needing further exploration are extricated – in sample definition, specification of type of peer assessment, organisational nature of the intervention, and the measures which are used to evaluate change. It is suggested that further experimental and quasi-experimental studies are necessary to contrast one or two of these variables at a time.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)339-343
    Number of pages5
    JournalLearning and Instruction
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010


    • Peer feedback
    • Type of peer assessment
    • Intervention
    • Sample definition
    • Measure of change


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