ERIC Number: ED418440
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
We Know What To Write on Ballots--But Do We Do It?
Dickmeyer, Scott G.
A study determined whether or not current forensic judges provide critiques that meet F.P. Trimble's guidelines for improving interpretation ballots. From a randomly selected sample of 150 ballots, 79 ballots were critiques of interpretation events. Each ballot was analyzed as a unit. Results indicated that (1) few forensic judges divulge their philosophy of interpretation on the ballot; (2) only 24% of the ballots were "flowing" the presentation; (3) only 32% of the ballots commented on the issue of lack of emotional or intellectual depth an interpreter brings to a character; and (4) 27% of ballots addressed primary issues of interpretation. Findings suggest that, for the most part, judges wrote ballots that meet many of Trimble's guidelines. (Contains 10 references and a table of data.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (80th, New Orleans, LA, November 19-22, 1994).