Assessing participation in discussion: an exploration of the issues

Armstrong,M and Boud,D 1983, Assessing participation in discussion: an exploration of the issues, Studies in higher education, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 33-44, doi: 10.1080/03075078312331379101.

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads

Title Assessing participation in discussion: an exploration of the issues
Author(s) Armstrong,M
Boud,DORCID iD for Boud,D
Journal name Studies in higher education
Volume number 8
Issue number 1
Start page 33
End page 44
Total pages 12
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 1983
ISSN 0307-5079
Summary With the recognition in recent years amongst many university teachers that the ability to communicate in group situations is an important skill required by graduates, there has been increasing interest and use of the assessment of student participation in class discussion. Despite the increase in its use there has been very little study of this mode of assessment. There has, however, been much discussion in many departments on the value of its use and, in particular, concern expressed as to the problems of subjectivity and reliability and its adverse effect on class discussion. This paper explores some of the issues involved in assessing students' participation in class discussion, the reasons for its use, its limitations and ways it can be used more effectively.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/03075078312331379101
Field of Research 130103 Higher Education
130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
Socio Economic Objective 930101 Learner and Learning Achievement
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL

Connect to link resolver
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 13 times in TR Web of Science
Scopus Citation Count Cited 23 times in Scopus
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Access Statistics: 1346 Abstract Views, 0 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Mon, 30 Mar 2015, 13:11:15 EST

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact