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Supporting scientific writing and evaluation in a conceptual physics course with Calibrated Peer Review
written by Edward Price, Fred Goldberg, Scott Patterson, and Paul Heft
Writing tasks are one way students can apply science concepts, yet evaluating students' writing can be difficult in large classes. With the web-based Calibrated Peer Review* (CPR) system, students submit written work and evaluate each other. Students write a response to a prompt, read and evaluate responses prepared by the curriculum developers, and receive feedback on their evaluations, allowing students to "calibrate" their evaluation skills. Students then evaluate their peers' work and their own work. We have used CPR for two semesters in conceptual physics courses with enrollments of ~100 students. By independently assessing students' responses, we evaluated the CPR calibration process and compared students' peer reviews with expert evaluations. Students' scores on their essays correlate with our independent evaluations. This poster describes these findings and our experiences with implementing CPR assignments.
Physics Education Research Conference 2012
Part of the PER Conference series
Philadelphia, PA: August 1-2, 2012
Volume 1513, Pages 318-321
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© 2012 American Institute of Physics
DOI:
10.1063/1.4789716
NSF Numbers:
0717791
1044172
PACSs:
01.40.G-
01.40.Di
01.40.Fk
Keywords:
CPR, Calibrated Peer Review, PERC 2012, peer-review, scientific writing
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E. Price, F. Goldberg, S. Patterson, and P. Heft, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12842&DocID=3375).
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E. Price, F. Goldberg, S. Patterson, and P. Heft, Supporting scientific writing and evaluation in a conceptual physics course with Calibrated Peer Review, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12842&DocID=3375>.
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Price, E., Goldberg, F., Patterson, S., & Heft, P. (2012, August 1-2). Supporting scientific writing and evaluation in a conceptual physics course with Calibrated Peer Review. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA. Retrieved December 13, 2017, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12842&DocID=3375
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Price, E, F. Goldberg, S. Patterson, and P. Heft. "Supporting scientific writing and evaluation in a conceptual physics course with Calibrated Peer Review." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2012, Philadelphia, PA, August 1-2, 2012. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12842&DocID=3375 (accessed 13 December 2017).
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Price, Edward, Fred Goldberg, Scott Patterson, and Paul Heft. "Supporting scientific writing and evaluation in a conceptual physics course with Calibrated Peer Review." Physics Education Research Conference 2012. Philadelphia, PA: 2012. 318-321 Vol. 1513 of PER Conference. 13 Dec. 2017 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=12842&DocID=3375>.
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