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How good are students at assessing the quality of their applications?

Hobbs, V.J., McGill, T.J. and Rowe, H. (1998) How good are students at assessing the quality of their applications? Informing Science, 1 (2). pp. 23-30.

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This study investigated the ability of students to assess the quality of applications they developed as part of their course work. Both students and independent expert assessors scored the applications on various dimensions of quality. Students rated all aspects of their applications more highly than did the experts. Although students and experts agreed in their relative assessments of user-friendliness, a negative correlation existed between student and expert assessments of the reliability dimension. Some implications of these results for teaching are discussed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Information Technology
Publisher: Informing Science Institute
Copyright: (c) 1998 Informing Science Institute
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