Baccalaureate nursing students' perceptions of peer assessment of individual contributions to a group project: A case study
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AbstractA group project is a common method of assessment in higher education worldwide. The use of an adjunct peer assessment (PA) scheme as a means to award marks for individual student contributions to a group project has increased. However, nursing students' perceptions of PA have not been well studied. This paper examines baccalaureate nursing students' perceptions of PA in assessing individual contributions to a group project. Using a case study design with both quantitative (an anonymous survey with 123 students), and qualitative methods (six focus group interviews with 21 students), data were collected from students in a baccalaureate nursing programme. Merging of quantitative and qualitative findings indicated that students overall had positive perceptions of PA, especially its ability to reduce 'free-riding'. However, students also had some interpersonal and operational concerns about the PA implementation process. Based on the findings, we recommend: (1) further developing students' abilities to assess the contributions of others to the task and relationship functions in group work; and (2) adopting a confidential online system for submission of PA forms. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
All Author(s) ListShiu ATY, Chan CWH, Lam P, Lee J, Kwong ANL
Journal nameNurse Education Today
Volume Number32
Issue Number3
Pages214 - 218
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsFairness; Group work; Individual contribution; Peer assessment
Web of Science Subject CategoriesEducation & Educational Research; Education, Scientific Disciplines; Nursing; NURSING, SCI; NURSING, SSCI

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