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ERIC Number: EJ1004907
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6283
A Reliable and Valid Weighted Scoring Instrument for Use in Grading APA-Style Empirical Research Report
Greenberg, Kathleen Puglisi
Teaching of Psychology, v39 n1 p17-23 Jan 2012
The scoring instrument described in this article is based on a deconstruction of the seven sections of an American Psychological Association (APA)-style empirical research report into a set of learning outcomes divided into content-, expression-, and format-related categories. A double-weighting scheme used to score the report yields a final grade that reflects the relative importance of outcomes in each category and the differential contribution of each section of the report to the report as a whole. The scores produced by the instrument are reliable between and within raters and significantly correlated with students' cumulative grade point averages. The author hopes the instrument can provide a useful framework for scoring any set of learning outcomes an instructor defines as the essential elements of an APA-style research report. (Contains 4 tables and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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