Pattern of answer changes to multiple choice questions in physiology.

S. H. Shahabudin

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The belief that it is unwise to alter the initial response to a multiple choice question is questioned. Among 39 380 MCQ responses, there were 1818 changes (4.62%) of which 21.9% were correct to incorrect responses, 46.3% incorrect to correct responses and 31.8% incorrect to incorrect. This effect was very much more marked among the better students, incorrect to correct changes accounting for 61% of the responses in the upper group, 42% in the middle group and 34% in the lower group.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)316-318
Number of pages3
JournalMedical Education
Volume17
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1983
Externally publishedYes

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Pattern of answer changes to multiple choice questions in physiology. / Shahabudin, S. H.

In: Medical Education, Vol. 17, No. 5, 09.1983, p. 316-318.

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Shahabudin, S. H. / Pattern of answer changes to multiple choice questions in physiology. In: Medical Education. 1983 ; Vol. 17, No. 5. pp. 316-318.
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