Objective analysis of marker bias in higher education

Chakraborty, Subrata and Zhou, Susan and Hafeez-Baig, Abdul and Gururajan, Raj and Paul, Manoranjan and Mandal, Anuradha and Chacko, Anila Elizabeth and Barua, Prabal D. (2016) Objective analysis of marker bias in higher education. In: 5th IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering (TALE 2016), 7-9 Dec 2016, Bangkok, Thailand.

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Marker bias has been a serious factor contributing to discrepancy in assessments. In this study we analyze one year students' results in a Business Faculty within an Australian university to understand the extent of variation induced by marker bias in multiple marker scenarios. The study shows interesting insights regarding the marking trends of a particular marker, and shows variations among markers in a particular course. The study paves the way for quantification of marker variation through objective analysis.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2017 02:17
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2017 04:10
Uncontrolled Keywords: higher education; assessment bias; bias reduction; marker bias; results analysis
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080699 Information Systems not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/30146

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