Peer feedback on academic writing : effects on performance and the role of task-design

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Peer feedback on academic writing : effects on performance and the role of task-design

Type: Doctoral Thesis
Title: Peer feedback on academic writing : effects on performance and the role of task-design
Author: Huisman, B.A.
Journal Title: ICLON PhD Dissertation Series
Issue Date: 2018-09-12
Keywords: Peer feedback
Peer assessment
Peer review
Academic writing
Writing performance
Feedback quality
Task design
Ability matching
Meta analysis
Quasi-experimental design
Abstract: This thesis investigates the relation between peer feedback and higher education students’ writing performance through a quantitative lens. In doing so, it aims to advance our knowledge on the extent to which peer feedback impacts students’ academic writing, and on how specific aspects of task design relate to student performance. First, a meta-analysis was conducted to synthesize the available evidence regarding the impact of formative peer feedback on higher education students’ writing performance. To date, the number of well-controlled, quantitative studies still appears scarce. Further, peer feedback appeared to be more effective than self-assessment and comparable with teacher feedback. Second, three empirical studies were conducted to investigate the impact of specific elements of peer feedback task-design. In an on-campus course, same-ability matching and different-ability matching yielded similar results. Online (in a MOOC), peer reviewers’ ability related positively to participants’ writing performance. The third empirical study showed that providing peer feedback can be as beneficial to students’ writing performance as receiving peer feedback. The final chapter describes a questionnaire to assess students’ peer feedback beliefs, which can support teaching staff and researchers in monitoring the acceptance of and – hence – the potential effectiveness of peer feedback as an instructional method. 
Promotor: Supervisor: Driel J.H. van, Broek P.W. van den Co-Supervisor: Saab N.
Faculty: Faculty of Science
University: Leiden University
Uri: urn:isbn:9789490383237
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/65378
 

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