A preliminary study of peer assessment feedback within team software development projects

Tom Crick, Tom Prickett, Jill Bradnum

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Team-based software development projects where teams of learners design and develop software artefacts are common in computing- related degree programmes in the UK and other jurisdictions. Peer assessment is a commonly used approach to ensure learners are fairly recognised and rewarded for their contributions to such projects. This poster presents a preliminary study analysing the relationship between peer marking using the Team-Q rubric and peer feedback from one cohort using open coding and sentiment analysis. The preliminary results from a UK institutional study (N=124) illustrate how learner behaviours within teams appear to impact upon peer scores and the sentiment and intensity of emotion expressed in peer feedback. Additionally, the results provide valuable insights into common behaviours within teams. Given the prominence of team projects in computing curricula, the insights offered from this UK institutional study can shape and inform future learning, teaching and assessment practice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSIGCSE 2022
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 53rd ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education
EditorsLarry Merkle, Maureen Doyle, Kristin Stephens-Martinez , Judithe Sheard, Leen-Kiat Soh, Brian Dorn
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)9781450390712
Publication statusPublished - 3 Mar 2022
EventThe 53rd Technical Sylmposium on Computer Science Education - Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Duration: 2 Mar 20225 Mar 2022
Conference number: 53


ConferenceThe 53rd Technical Sylmposium on Computer Science Education
Abbreviated titleSIGCSE TS 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityRhode Island
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