Proposal Title

Using Pair Learning to Evaluate a Research Paper

Proposal Abstract

The purpose of this SoTL project was to improve students' learning of quantitative research methods, by evaluating a research paper making use of a peer learning technique. Through the evaluation of a research paper students will have a better understanding of the concepts of this research methodology and in addition they will also be better prepared to evaluate research papers in the field of education. Participants (n = 20) evaluated a research paper using an evaluation worksheet for each step of the research process. At the end of the course, all participants completed two questionnaires. The first questionnaire was on the perception of learning in pairs and the average was 9.57/10. The second questionnaire was on the perception of writing the evaluation report and the average was 9.39/10. In conclusion, students benefited from this approach.

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Room 1220

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 27th, 3:00 PM Mar 27th, 3:45 PM

Using Pair Learning to Evaluate a Research Paper

Room 1220

The purpose of this SoTL project was to improve students' learning of quantitative research methods, by evaluating a research paper making use of a peer learning technique. Through the evaluation of a research paper students will have a better understanding of the concepts of this research methodology and in addition they will also be better prepared to evaluate research papers in the field of education. Participants (n = 20) evaluated a research paper using an evaluation worksheet for each step of the research process. At the end of the course, all participants completed two questionnaires. The first questionnaire was on the perception of learning in pairs and the average was 9.57/10. The second questionnaire was on the perception of writing the evaluation report and the average was 9.39/10. In conclusion, students benefited from this approach.