A case study on peer review and lecturer evaluations in an academic setting

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Abstract

Students can enhance their soft skills and learning experience through the use of group projects. However, evaluating group project performance has become very challenging. This paper presents the concept of group management in measuring individual performance in group projects in an academic setting. Individual performances in similar courses were also compared based on two consecutive semesters (Semesters 1 and 2). The respondents for this study were first year students who attended similar courses for both semesters. Performance measurement was based on peer review and lecturer evaluations. The criteria for these evaluations were similar for both semesters. The current study aims to determine the weaknesses and strengths of an individual in a group, and relate them with group performance based on the individual presentation marks. The study also analyzes the relationship between these two performance tools. Findings indicate that peer review and lecturer evaluations can be used to determine the performance of students in a group project, and that these two evaluation tools are not significantly correlated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)192-199
Number of pages8
JournalAsian Social Science
Volume8
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Keywords

  • Correlation
  • Group project
  • Individual performance
  • Lecturer evaluation
  • Peer review

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A case study on peer review and lecturer evaluations in an academic setting. / Khamis, Nor Kamaliana; Sulong, Abu Bakar; Md Deros, Baba.

In: Asian Social Science, Vol. 8, No. 16, 2012, p. 192-199.

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