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Sex does not matter: gender bias and gender differences in peer assessments of contributions to group work

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posted on 2014-01-01, 00:00 authored by Richard TuckerRichard Tucker
This paper considers the possibility of gender bias in peer ratings for contributions to team assignments, as measured by an online self-and-peer assessment tool. The research was conducted to determine whether peer assessment led to reliable and fair marking outcomes. The methodology of Falchikov and Magin was followed in order to test their finding that gender has no discernable impact on peer ratings. Data from over 1500 participants at two universities enrolled in four different degree programmes were analysed. The research indicates an absence of gender bias in six case studies. The research also found that women received significantly higher ratings than men.

History

Journal

Assessment & evaluation in higher education

Volume

39

Issue

3

Pagination

293 - 309

Publisher

Routledge

Location

Abingdon, England

ISSN

0260-2938

eISSN

1469-297X

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2013, Taylor & Francis