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An Experimental Analysis of Answer-Changing Behavior on Objective Tests [microform] / Stanley S. Jacobs
Bib ID 5218985
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Jacobs, Stanley S
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1971 
10 p. 
Summary

The study was an experimental investigation of the effects of item difficulty and subject ability on subjects answer-changing behaviors. Subjects were administered an achievement test composed of items at three levels of difficulty via slides, followed by a printed copy of the test. Analyses revealed no effects attributable to subject ability. Item difficulty was related to both frequency and qualty of change. Fewest answers were changed for easiest items, with the greatest number of changes and points gained on moderately difficult items. A generally inverse relationship appeared between quality of change and difficulty. Subjects were unable to predict the outcome of their answer-changing; while approximately 50% felt they typically lost, on the average all subjects gained regardless of their opinion. (Author)

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ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, New York, February 1971.

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 Academic Ability.  |  Achievement Tests.  |  Educational Experiments.  |  Graduate Students.  |  Multiple Choice Tests.  |  Response Style (Tests)  |  Student Behavior.  |  Student Characteristics.  |  Test Wiseness.
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