Saadia Tayyaba

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In UK medical schools, five-option single-best answer (SBA) questions are the most widely accepted format of summative knowledge assessment. However, writing SBA questions with four effective incorrect options is difficult and time consuming, and consequently, many SBAs contain a high frequency of implausible distractors. Previous research has suggested(More)
PROBLEM Multiple-choice questions (MCQs) are the main method of assessing medical student knowledge. As a result there is a high demand from medical students for formative MCQs. However, teaching staff rarely have the time or incentive to develop high-quality formative questions, focusing instead on material for high-stakes assessments. INTERVENTION We(More)
BACKGROUND Single-best answer (SBA) questions are widely used for assessment in medical schools; however, often clinical staff have neither the time nor the incentive to develop high-quality material for revision purposes. A student-led approach to producing formative SBA questions offers a potential solution. METHODS Cardiff University School of Medicine(More)
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