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Politeness and Peer Review: A study into the kind of feedback upper secondary students give in an asynchronous oral environment.
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay examines the area of student-to-student feedback, or peer review, in an asynchronous environment. The study focuses on the factors that affect the type of feedback given when students are required to review the work of their classmates. Two primary questions are addressed. Firstly, what kind of feedback do students give to each other? Secondly, what impact does linguistic politeness have, looking specifically at gender and social nearness/distance, in the kind of feedback given? The results of the study show that the social norm of politeness has an affect on how students give feedback to one another. Students tend to make more general praise comments and avoid giving feedback which might potentially hurt the student receiving the feedback. The greater the social nearness between the students the more likely it is for critique to be contained in the feedback. In respect to gender there are no significant differences in the use of hedges, or in the amount of positive comments contra critique.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 23 p.
Keyword [en]
feedback, praise, critique, social nearness, peer-review, hedging, gender
National Category
Languages and Literature
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-89347OAI: diva2:720569
Subject / course
Engelska, examensarbete för kandidatexamen
Available from: 2014-06-15 Created: 2014-05-28 Last updated: 2014-06-15Bibliographically approved

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