Quotation Bauer, Christine, Figl, Kathrin, Derntl, Michael, Beran, Peter Paul, Kabicher, Sonja. 2009. The Student View on Online Peer Reviews. ACM SIGCSE Bulletin 41, (3): p. 26-30




Peer review is used as an effective quality assurance measure in many contexts, including science, business, programming or education. In education, several studies confirmed the positive effects of peer reviewing on student learning. Based on recent research concerning the role of media in the peer review process this study investigates how students perceive the process, content and effects of peer reviews. We also analyze students' opinions on different modes of peer reviewing activities, e.g. online vs. face-to-face reviewing. In the context of a computer science course on scientific writing, these research questions were addressed by administering an online questionnaire (n=38) and analysis using quantitative and qualitative methods. Results indicate that students value the peer review activity, take peer reviews seriously and provide comprehensive and constructive reviews. Findings also show that students prefer written online reviews with the possibility of oral follow-up questions to reviewers.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication eJournal article
Journal ACM SIGCSE Bulletin
Language English
Title The Student View on Online Peer Reviews
Volume 41
Number 3
Year 2009
Pages 26-30
Reviewed? Y
URL https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=1595496.15628
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1595496.1562892


Bauer, Christine (Former researcher)
Figl, Kathrin (Former researcher)
Beran, Peter Paul (University of Vienna, Austria)
Derntl, Michael (University of Vienna, Austria)
Kabicher, Sonja (University of Vienna, Austria)
Institute for Information Systems and Society IN (Details)
Institute for Information Systems and New Media IN (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
1134 Computer supported cooperative work (CSCW) (Details)
1146 Management information systems (Details)
1161 Human-computer interaction (Details)
5367 Management information systems (Details)
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