The importance of self-assessment in students’ use of tutors’ feedback: a qualitative study of high and non-high achieving biology undergraduates

  title={The importance of self-assessment in students’ use of tutors’ feedback: a qualitative study of high and non-high achieving biology undergraduates},
  author={Paul Orsmond and Stephen P. Merry},
  journal={Assessment \& Evaluation in Higher Education},
  pages={737 - 753}
  • P. Orsmond, S. Merry
  • Published 10 June 2013
  • Psychology
  • Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education
Little is known as to how students process tutor feedback. In this study, 36 final-year biological sciences undergraduate students from four higher education institutions took part in interviews or focus groups. Students were assigned according to tutors’ judgements as being either high achieving or non-high achieving, and focus groups consisted of a single student type. A thematic approach was used to analyse the interview data. There were overall major differences in how both types of… 
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