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Confidence-Weighting as a Scoring Technique [microform] / Stanley S. Jacobs
Bib ID 5208199
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Jacobs, Stanley S
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1970 
12 p. 
Summary

The study investigated the measurement technique called confidence-weighting, wherein an examinee indicates what he believes is the correct answer and also how certain he is of the correctness of his answer. It was concerned specifically with the effects of two levels of penalty on the unwarranted expression of confidence, the personality correlates of confidence-weighting and the effects on test statistics of confidence-weighting. Seventy-two subjects were administered a 130 item multiple choice test under confidence-weighting instructions. All subjects completed the California Psychological Inventory. Results included: (1) no significant effects or interaction attributable to level of penalty or sex; (2) the expression of confidence in one's objective test responses is contaminated by a general personality factor; and (3) no significant increase in test reliability as a result of confidence-weighting. (Author/TL)

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ERIC Note: Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 2-6, 1970.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects College Students.  |  Measurement Instruments.  |  Measurement Techniques.  |  Measurement.
Other authors/contributors American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC  |  Pittsburgh Univ., PA
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