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Cooperative learning and peer evaluation: the effect of free riders on team performance and the relationship between course performance and peer evaluation

@article{Dingel2013CooperativeLA,
  title={Cooperative learning and peer evaluation: the effect of free riders on team performance and the relationship between course performance and peer evaluation},
  author={M. Dingel and W. Wei and A. Huq},
  journal={Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning},
  year={2013},
  volume={13},
  pages={45-56}
}
Cooperative learning has gained popularity in higher educational settings. However, assigning grades equitably to all team members in a way that rewards them for their contributions remains challenging. In this paper, we ask whether having free riders on a team lowers the quality of submitted work, and whether students' course performance correlates with peer evaluations. In an introductory sociology course, 101 students were organized into 20 teams; each team completed a set of three papers… Expand

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