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ERIC Number: ED427357
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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Comments, Names or Ranks: How the Validity of a Ballot Is Determined.
Peters, Kelly Jo
A study examined how debate coaches determine the validity of a ballot and how coaches can pass those validity judgments on to students. A survey consisting of five questions was attached to judging schedules at the 1998 L.E. Norton Individual Events Tournament held at Bradley University (Illinois) in November 1998. Surveys were distributed to 64 coaches and 18 were collected. Results indicated that most coaches discussed ballots with their students. Results also indicated that coaches determined validity by: (1) looking to a ballot's comments; (2) knowing the judge and the competitive reputation of a school a judge is from; and (3) giving credence to a ballot comes from a former national champion or former competitor. (Contains 2 tables of data and 10 references.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A