In this project, I wanted to consider how individual students' demographic characteristics, and the demographic breakdown on teams, affected student scores on the peer assessments and team satisfaction.
I found that women are rated lower on perceived ability (by both men and women, but more by men), and teams with international students and/or two or more women are less happy than teams of all men or teams with one woman. I've talked with a lot of others who use teams about what these things mean for us going forward, and I'm planning to learn from the focus groups and create some team instructional materials informed by these findings.
Yes: I'm hoping to do some focus groups in the fall to try to get at the "why" behind some of the differences found. I'm particularly interested in the finding that teams with a stranded woman are more satisfied than teams with 2 or more women. I'd like to understand why (and how to support teams better).