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ERIC Number: EJ174749
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1977
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The Effects of Technical and Unfamiliar Options on Guessing on Multiple-Choice Test Items
Strang, Harold R.
Journal of Educational Measurement, 14, 3, 253-60, F 77
The effects of option familiarity, length, and technicality on guessing or multiple choice items were investigated in two experiments. Generally, these college undergraduates tended to favor familiar, non-technical, and longer options when guessing on multiple choice tests. (JKS)
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