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Scholars Day 2005, Wednesday, April 13

Does Team Size Matter When Assessing Student Knowledge Using a Jeopardy Game?

Assessment of student’s knowledge of any given subject matter is important at the course, program and institutional–level. There are many ways to assess student knowledge including term projects, paper-and-pencil tests, and games. One method of assessment that students find enjoyable and that may be as effective as the traditional paper-and-pencil measurements is the use of a Jeopardy–style game. No research, however, has been conducted to examine whether number of members on a jeopardy team (e.g., 1 or 3) influences performance. In this study, participants will be randomly assigned to one of three conditions. In the two experimental conditions, Jeopardy-style teams containing one member or three members will be present. A control group in which a paper-and-pencil test is administered will also be implemented. The number of questions participants in each condition correctly answer will be compared between the three conditions. In this presentation, I will describe this research project and present the findings.

Presenter: Kytrena Vedder (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Psychology
Location: 122 Hartwell
Time: 1:35 pm (Session III)