ERIC Number: ED204791
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
A Generalizability Analysis of a Rhetoric Rating Experiment.
Naccarato, Richard W.
A study was initiated by a university rhetoric department to investigate the reliability of methods of rating student themes written as prerequisites for course exemptions. Ten experienced raters were selected to rate the beginning, middle, and ending paragraphs of 30 previously scored exemption themes that represented a range of achievement. Results of the study indicated that greater reliability of ratings could be obtained by using more raters to read selected paragraphs--specifically, ending paragraphs--than by using fewer raters scoring the entire themes. (AEA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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