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ERIC Number: EJ1036078
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1382-4996
Feedback Sandwiches Affect Perceptions but Not Performance
Parkes, Jay; Abercrombie, Sara; McCarty, Teresita
Advances in Health Sciences Education, v18 n3 p397-407 Aug 2013
The feedback sandwich technique-make positive comments; provide critique; end with positive comments-is commonly recommended to feedback givers despite scant evidence of its efficacy. These two studies (N = 20; N = 350) of written peer feedback with third-year medical students on clinical patient note-writing assignments indicate that students think feedback sandwiches positively impact subsequent performance when there is no evidence that they do. The effort necessary to produce feedback sandwiches and students' unwarranted confidence in their performance impact have implications for teaching about how to give feedback.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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