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ERIC Number: EJ1146947
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun-8
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1545-679X
A Generalized Thurstonian Paired Comparison Multicriteria Heuristic Model for Peer Evaluation of Individual Performance on IS Team Projects
Scher, Julian M.
Information Systems Education Journal, v8 n23 Jun 2010
Information Systems instructors are generally encouraged to introduce team projects into their pedagogy, with a consequential issue of objectively evaluating the performance of each individual team member. The concept of "freeloading" is well-known for team projects, and for this, and other reasons, a peer review process of team members, by team members, is often advocated. We propose an objective heuristic model for obtaining a scale of individual performance, based upon a generalization of Thurstone's Law of Comparative Judgment, where pair wise comparisons of team member's performance are elicited with regard to various criteria, and we demonstrate how a scale may be obtained to objectively rate the individual members of each team. A numerical example is provided to illustrate our Generalized Thurstone model's heuristic methodologies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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