Objective analysis of marker bias in higher education

Subrata Chakraborty, Xujuan Zhou, Abdul Hafeez-Baig, Raj Gururajan, Manoranjan Paul, Anuradha Mandal, Anila Elizabeth Chacko, Prabal D. Barua

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2016 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering (TALE)
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509055982
ISBN (Print)9781509055999 (Print on demand)
Publication statusPublished - 13 Feb 2017
Event2016 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering: IEEE TALE 2016 - Dusit Thani Bangkok Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 07 Dec 201609 Dec 2016
http://www.tale-conference.org/tale2016/index.php (Conference website)


Conference2016 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering
OtherThe aim of TALE 2016 is to provide a forum for academicians and professionals from various educational fields and with cross-disciplinary interests to network, share knowledge and engage in dialogue around the theme of fostering innovation and excellence in engineering education. To this end, both research and practice-oriented papers are invited that encompass all aspects of education in the engineering fields (including computing, computer science, information technology and cognate disciplines). The conference will feature traditional paper presentations, workshops, as well as keynotes by renowned educational experts and authorities.
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