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ERIC Number: ED147725
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 13
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Reference Count: 0
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Cheating on Multiple Choice Examinations: Lead us not into Temptation.
Ross, William G.
The findings of this paper suggest that when students encounter a situation in which they can benefit by cheating, those who score lowest on the exam are least able to resist the temptation to cheat. Exam scores for 459 beginning psychology students were examined. Each student took four exams, but only on the third was copying made impossible. The results appear to suggest an inverse relationship between exam scores and the degree of cheating. As grades decrease, the amount of copying increases. The author concludes that without an item-by-item analysis, and a seating chart, inferences about cheating must remain probabilistic. (Author/PFS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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