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ERIC Number: ED355563
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar-8
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Student Speeches: A Content Analysis of Written Feedback.
Jensen, Karla Kay; And Others
A study examined the relative effectiveness of written feedback of student speeches. Subjects, 114 students from a large, midwestern university enrolled in 10 sections of the basic communication course, supplied a photocopy of a speech evaluation form which included written comments as well as an overall speech grade for the third speech of the semester. A total of 2,933 comments on 114 evaluation forms were coded for 4 dimensions. Results indicated that: (1) positive comments were more prevalent than negative remarks; (2) there was a direct relationship between positive written feedback and grades; and (3) evaluation forms contained significantly more written comments directed toward content (63%) than those directed toward delivery (28%), outlines, bibliographies and time constraints (6%), or general comments (3%); (4) evaluations tended to have significantly more multi-word comments than single-word comments; and (5) there was no significant difference regarding gender and observation valence. One table presenting operational definitions and 2 tables of data are included. (Contains 27 references.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A