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Investigating the mechanisms of peer review
written by Robert Dalka and Timothy McKay
As a part of a larger study of Writing-to-learn (WTL) in introductory physics, we present the effects of the peer review process on student understanding of energy systems. This study looks at student writing from two consecutive semesters, Fall 2018 with 670 students, and Winter 2019 with 603 students. In one of our three WTL activities, students were asked to list the entities that would be included in the energy system of a pumped water storage facility. In our analysis, we looked at both the peer feedback that a student received and the peer work which they read. From the Fall 2018 results, we have found that the students revise their energy systems more often after receiving a peer review comment advising a change to the energy system. We have further found that the written feedback students receive from members of the instructional team directly correlates with how students revise their energy system. However, the analysis of our Winter 2019 data does not support these same conclusions. Our results present the complex, but significant, role that a peer review process plays in building students' understanding of energy systems.
Physics Education Research Conference 2019
Part of the PER Conference series
Provo, UT: July 24-25, 2019
Pages 123-128
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Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
= Peer Assessment
- Behavior
- Communication
= Writing
- Lower Undergraduate
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R. Dalka and T. McKay, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2019, Provo, UT, 2019, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15265&DocID=5177).
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R. Dalka and T. McKay, Investigating the mechanisms of peer review, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2019, Provo, UT, 2019, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15265&DocID=5177>.
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Dalka, R., & McKay, T. (2019, July 24-25). Investigating the mechanisms of peer review. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2019, Provo, UT. Retrieved October 27, 2021, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15265&DocID=5177
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Dalka, Robert, and Timothy McKay. "Investigating the mechanisms of peer review." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2019, Provo, UT, July 24-25, 2019. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15265&DocID=5177 (accessed 27 October 2021).
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Dalka, Robert, and Timothy McKay. "Investigating the mechanisms of peer review." Physics Education Research Conference 2019. Provo, UT: 2019. 123-128 of PER Conference. 27 Oct. 2021 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=15265&DocID=5177>.
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