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Disagreeing with Peer review

  • 22 May 2020
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I received a grade and feedback on one of the components of a peer-review assignment that I disagree with. How can I express my disagreement? I cannot seem to find a solution anywhere, nor a point where I can contact the person or some of the course coordinators. Editing my submission is not an option, because there is nothing to change. I just believe that I deserve a higher grade and that the person simply did not read my answer. This affects my grade and for this very course my grade is important for this certificate. Thanks a lot for your help!

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Best answer by Vija 22 May 2020, 17:34

@Nikoleta Dimitrova

 

Peer grading does not rely on a single evaluation. It is based on minimum three evaluations by different peers. There is a method adopted by Courseta in determining the assignment grades in peer grading.

Peer reviewed assignment grades

Peer reviewed assignments are graded with the following formula:

  1. Your peers give a grade to each part of your assignment.
  2. The median score for each assignment part becomes the final grade for that part.
  3. All the final grades for each part are added together to calculate your grade for that assignment.

You'll need to do the required number of peer reviews for other people's assignments before your assignment will be complete.

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You can only express your disagreement on the discussion forums. You cannot be sure that the evaluator will see it. The method shown above ensures that extreme kind of evaluations that rate an assignment too high or too low will not be considered for arriving at the grades.

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@Nikoleta Dimitrova

 

Peer grading does not rely on a single evaluation. It is based on minimum three evaluations by different peers. There is a method adopted by Courseta in determining the assignment grades in peer grading.

Peer reviewed assignment grades

Peer reviewed assignments are graded with the following formula:

  1. Your peers give a grade to each part of your assignment.
  2. The median score for each assignment part becomes the final grade for that part.
  3. All the final grades for each part are added together to calculate your grade for that assignment.

You'll need to do the required number of peer reviews for other people's assignments before your assignment will be complete.

See this link

You can only express your disagreement on the discussion forums. You cannot be sure that the evaluator will see it. The method shown above ensures that extreme kind of evaluations that rate an assignment too high or too low will not be considered for arriving at the grades.

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Dear Me Menon,

 

Thank you very much for your elaborate response. I have been aware of all that and everything applies accordingly to my case. I must say, however, that this is not thought through by Coursera as, for example, for this course, the required peer reviews are only two. Consequently, by one of them giving me the highest grade and the other - the lowest (saying that my answer is correct but I have not cited sources, which I have), the weighted average for this question becomes mediocre, which does not represent the true quality of my work. I hope in the future Coursera comes up with a possibility to report incorrect grading (the same way how it is for real-life courses). 

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Facing the same problem right now. When students are doing the peer review for the final assignment, they are not given the correct answer so sometimes they can not identify the right answer at all. I was just given ZERO score simply because someone said the link in part of my submission not work, while I tried 3 times and it definitely works! Now I cannot complete with 100% scores……

I have posted my situation on the course forum and still waiting for replies from (possible) TAs or professors. To be honest, I really hope Coursera could at least provide access for people to argue their wrong-graded scores, like applying for peer reviews from other people. 

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OK I just found suggestion from other students on reddit said I can resubmit the assignment, and I hope this works for your assignment!

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I’m also facing the same issue - I’ve received a peer review, but they simply haven’t looked at what I provided. e.g. comment “you didn’t include X” when it’s clearly visible. I wish there were a way to just send a chat message along the lines of “look, here it is - I circled it for you, can you update your feedback?”...

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Inspite of getting my assignment reviewed by my teacher and co students and inspite of them giving me full marks i am getting this and this is really very irritating i am getting this since morning. I feel like hell inspite of doing everything really well this is what Coursera is doing.

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I experienced the same thing. In the course I took Chemicals and Health, the answers to the questions were posted at the right side for cross checking by the reviewer. And even if my answers on the left hand side reflected the correct answers, i was given low marks. How can Coursera justify this? 

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