Effects of the peer-reviewer component of a computer-aided PSI course
Jody Lambert, University of Manitoba , Canada
University of Manitoba . Awarded
Comparisons between two computer-aided personalized system of instruction (CAPSI) classes were evaluated in order to assess the effect of peer reviewers. Data from students taking a regular CAPSI course in Behaviour Modification Principles (PSYC 2440) at the University of Manitoba in the winter sessions of 2008 (PR class) was compared to students unable to mark their peers' unit tests in the 2009 CAPSI class (NPR class). Student rate of progressing through the course, measured by a progress index, was examined using a two sample t-test to compare the NPR and PR classes and found to be significant (p < 0.05) with the PR class having significantly higher progress indexes. Both classes had a similar number of restudies and final exam grades of both groups, objectively recalculated, indicated non-significant differences between the PR and NPR classes with regard to rescored final exams. Results of this study help us better understand the peer-reviewing process.
Lambert, J. Effects of the peer-reviewer component of a computer-aided PSI course. Master's thesis, University of Manitoba.
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