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5.3 EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES
While delivering a module on digital signal processing a series of one-to-one interviews were used extensively to assess undergraduate students. The interviews were organised so as to encourage students to focus on fundamentals before attempting to deal with more complex concepts. Feedback from the students about the process was extremely positive and the vast majority of survey respondents indicated that they found that the interviews motivated them to engage with course material effectively. This paper describes the module setup; the interview process used and discusses the results of the survey.
Dorran, D. & Hayes, R. (2015) Use of Interviews for Assessment: A case study, Ireland International Conference on Education 2015 Dublin, Ireland, October 26-29.