ERIC Number: ED242730
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Cheating: A Problem with Take-Home Exams?
Weber, Larry J.; McBee, Janice K.
Using multiple choice tests and a statistical method designed to identify flagrant cheaters, the authors undertook to determine (1) the magnitude of cheating on take-home and open-book exams; (2) whether the amount of cheating varied according to three types of examinations (closed-book, open-book or take-home); and (3) if cheating was affected by the type of credit awarded. There was little evidence of cheating on open-book and/or take-home examinations. It does not appear that cheating is more of a problem for open-book and take-home examinations than for closed-book types. Results indicate that motivational factors may affect the amount of cheating on examinations. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Closed Book Tests; Take Home Tests
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education (Montreal, Canada, April 11-15, 1983).