Biology students’ utilization of tutors’ formative feedback: a qualitative interview study

  title={Biology students’ utilization of tutors’ formative feedback: a qualitative interview study},
  author={Paul Orsmond and Stephen P. Merry and Kevin Reiling},
  journal={Assessment \& Evaluation in Higher Education},
  pages={369 - 386}
Ramaprasad (1983) defined feedback as information about the gap between actual performance level and the reference level, which is subsequently used to alter that gap. Feedback, therefore, needs to be meaningful, understood and correctly acted upon. Tutors not only have to give feedback; they should really evaluate how effective their feedback has been. This study reports the findings of semi‐structured interviews with third year biology students on their utilization of tutor feedback. We show… 
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