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ERIC Number: EJ800305
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 68
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
The Unexpected Rewards of Qualitative Research in Assessment: A Case Example
Singh, Penny
Qualitative Report, v13 n2 p278-300 Jun 2008
This paper reports on the inclusion of an oral component of assessment in science at two tertiary institutions in South Africa. The purpose of this paper is not to report on the results of the assessments conducted, but to focus on some of the unexpected rewards of conducting qualitative research in assessment. Using focus group discussions within a qualitative framework allowed me insights into the thoughts and experiences of the students and assessors, making the benefits of oral assessment apparent. These benefits included how assessment can be used as a learning opportunity, the advantages of homogeneous versus heterogeneous groups, and the benefits of face-to-face interaction, all of which led to improved relationships between students and assessors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa