Multiple-choice questions and student characteristics

Henry A. Alker, Julia A. Carlson, Margaret G Hermann

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Abstract

Explored relationships between performance on multiple-choice questions and characteristics which the critics suggest differentiate students who are rewarded from those who are penalized. The Ss were 108 undergraduate males. The characteristics examined were: creativity, nonconformity, ability to recognize ambiguity, preference for complexity, and test-wiseness. Analyses of the data for the Ss and for various subgroups supported some, but not all, of the critics' claims and suggested the need for reformulating arguments concerning multiple-choice assessment. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-243
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Educational Psychology
Volume60
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1969
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • multiple choice question performance, creativity &
  • nonconformity &
  • preference for complexity &
  • test-wiseness, college students

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  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Education

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Multiple-choice questions and student characteristics. / Alker, Henry A.; Carlson, Julia A.; Hermann, Margaret G.

In: Journal of Educational Psychology, Vol. 60, No. 3, 06.1969, p. 231-243.

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Alker, Henry A. ; Carlson, Julia A. ; Hermann, Margaret G. / Multiple-choice questions and student characteristics. In: Journal of Educational Psychology. 1969 ; Vol. 60, No. 3. pp. 231-243.
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