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ERIC Number: EJ911817
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1990-3839
A Comparison of an Oral Assessment with a Traditional Paper Exam within a Final Year Nutrition Module
Simper, Trevor
Educational Research and Reviews, v5 n8 p427-431 Aug 2010
A final year nutrition assessment (37 students) using oral viva was compared to the previous year's written paper. 14 students were asked to provide feedback on their experience of the oral viva. There appears to be no statistically significant difference between the mean marks of each assessment. Students expressed a range of views on the experience of the oral viva, but focussed on two main themes which are then briefly explored: oral viva would serve well in employment because of its "real life" nature and oral viva is more anxiety provoking than a paper-based assessment. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A