This proposal promotes the idea of using student double-blind peer review in assignment evaluation to improve learning outcomes in communication research methods classes. Scholarly peer review is widely used in academia to determine an academic paper’s suitability for publication. The double-blind peer review process not only improves the quality of the work but also helps reviewers practice unbiased critical thinking skills. Currently we have many forms of peer evaluations, but the double-blind approach is less emphasized. By assigning 2-3 reviewers for evaluating a student research design (e.g. survey questionnaire), the author will benefit from receiving diverse comments on the research planning and the reviewers will engage in reflexive learning through providing constructive feedback.
"Introducing Double-Blind Peer Review in Teaching Communication Research Methods,"
Proceedings of the New York State Communication Association: Vol. 2022, Article 3.
Available at: https://docs.rwu.edu/nyscaproceedings/vol2022/iss1/3