Actionable information feedback in relative grading: Evidence from a field experiment

35 Pages Posted: 27 Apr 2022

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Shinya Kajitani

Kyoto Sangyo University-Faculty of Economics

Keiichi Morimoto

Meiji University - School of Political Science and Economics

Shiba Suzuki

Seikei University - Faculty of Economics

Date Written: April 18, 2022

Abstract

Our study explored the effects of rank information on university students by conducting a field experiment using sequential interventions of rank information feedback. The students reacted to the rank information only after receiving a grade evaluation. We found that the effect of rank information feedback on subsequent performances of students can be negative or positive, depending on the timing of information feedback. Our findings suggest that applications of relative performance information feedback should be considered with caution in actual educational environments.

Keywords: education, relative grading, rank information, information feedback, field experiment

JEL Classification: D83, D84, I21, I23

Suggested Citation

Kajitani, Shinya and Morimoto, Keiichi and Suzuki, Shiba, Actionable information feedback in relative grading: Evidence from a field experiment (April 18, 2022). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4086144 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4086144

Shinya Kajitani

Kyoto Sangyo University-Faculty of Economics ( email )

Motoyama, Kamigamo, Kita-ku
Kyoto, Kyoto 603-8555
Japan

HOME PAGE: http://www.cc.kyoto-su.ac.jp/~kajitani/

Keiichi Morimoto (Contact Author)

Meiji University - School of Political Science and Economics ( email )

1-1 Kanda-Surugadai
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8301
Japan

HOME PAGE: http://https://sites.google.com/view/kmorimoto

Shiba Suzuki

Seikei University - Faculty of Economics ( email )

3-3-1, Kichijoji-Kitamachi
Musashino-shi, Tokyo 180-8633
Japan

HOME PAGE: http://sites.google.com/site/suzukishiba1031/home

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