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ERIC Number: ED421734
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
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Critiquing the Critics: A Content Analysis of Oral Interpretation Ballots.
Jensen, Gina
A pilot study examined the kinds of comments made on oral interpretation ballots and whether the comments suggest a useful criteria for an effective oral interpretation performance. A total of 1,737 comments were recorded from 304 ballots from two forensics tournaments. Classifications of comments were created as ballots were analyzed. A total of 25 classifications were created. Results indicated that judges most frequently made comments in the following areas: vocal delivery, introduction, characterization, emotion, and physical delivery. Results also indicated that most of the time comments suggested a useful and appropriate criteria for an effective interpretation performance. However, specificity is often lacking in interpretation ballots. Further research should focus on specific events in the hopes of better understanding each of the oral interpretation arenas. (Contains 25 references and a table of data.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A