Brief problem-solving questions in medical school examinations: is it necessary for students to explain their answers?

@article{Schwartz1999BriefPQ,
  title={Brief problem-solving questions in medical school examinations: is it necessary for students to explain their answers?},
  author={Peter L. Schwartz and Ernest G Loten},
  journal={Medical education},
  year={1999},
  volume={33 11},
  pages={823-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare outcomes when answers to objective type problem-solving questions are marked with and without consideration of students' explanations of their answers. DESIGN Students answered six multiple-part problem-solving questions on the final examination for a course in clinical biochemistry. Each part required a choice from a list, a number or a few words, plus an explanation or justification. Scores were determined independently for the answers alone and for the answers plus… CONTINUE READING

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