Free PDF: Can markers detect contract cheating? Results from a pilot study.

Can markers detect CC

Hot off the presses, here is a free PDF post-print of our latest article on contract cheating: Dawson, P., & Sutherland-Smith, W. (in press). Can markers detect contract cheating? Results from a pilot study. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education. doi:10.1080/02602938.2017.1336746 Contract cheating is the purchasing of custom-made university assignments with the intention of submitting […]

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What makes for ineffective feedback?


The literature is filled with claims about what makes for effective feedback, for example, feedback that focuses on student self-regulation; feedback designs that require students to act on the comments they receive; and feedback that is timed so students can act on it. But what about what makes for ineffective feedback? This was a topic […]

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Reporting bias: why researchers don’t publish when innovative teaching approaches don’t work

There’s a lot of research about ‘what works’ in education. But what about ‘what doesn’t work’? In a recently published paper in Studies in Higher Education, we investigate a phenomenon called reporting bias, which the Cochrane Collaboration’s handbook defines as: Reporting biases arise when the dissemination of research findings is influenced by the nature and […]

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