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ERIC Number: EJ876471
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0965-948X
A Dialogue about MCQs, Reliability, and Item Response Modelling
Wright, Daniel B.; Skagerberg, Elin M.
Psychology Teaching Review, v12 n1 p68-81 2006
Multiple choice questions (MCQs) are becoming more common in UK psychology departments and the need to assess their reliability is apparent. Having examined the reliability of MCQs in our department we faced many questions from colleagues about why we were examining reliability, what it was that we were doing, and what should be reported when examining the reliability of MCQ exams. This paper addresses the most frequently asked questions. (Contains 1 table, 4 figures, and 5 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom