The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2004: §3262
|Sat, Nov 6, 10:00 - 10:25, Morgan Room Paper (refereed)
|Recommended Citation: Tu, Y and M Lu. Mechanism Design for Peer-and-Self Assessment to a Group Project. In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2004, v 21 (Newport): §3262. ISSN: 1542-7382.
Mechanism Design for Peer-and-Self Assessment to a Group Project
Teamwork is becoming more and more important in IS professions. A group project assignment is an effective method to train students' skills in teamwork. To reduce the free-rider problem and treat each group member fairly, the instructor needs to distinguish each individual's contribution to teamwork. In the paper, we analyze one commonly used peer-and-self assessment approach and point out its critical drawback: the deduced ranking might be wrong as some members do not tell the truth. Alternatively, we propose an effective mechanism to modify the peer-and-self assessment. The advantage of the revised peer-and-self assessment is that under the new mechanism, truth-telling is each individual's dominant strategy. Therefore, by using the revised peer-and-self assessment, the instructor can effectively distinguish each member's contribution to teamwork.
Keywords: peer-and-self assessment, teamwork, group project, game theory, mechanism design
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